University Libraries for Generation X, Y and Z
Combining the very best durable materials and top quality workmanship, the university libraries we create are built to last, withstand constant use and stay looking fresh over an extended lifespan. We design adaptable spaces to keep the library relevant as learning styles change and the need to incorporate the demands and challenges of 365/24/7 opening, diverse student demographics and also increased student expectations with a particular focus on NSS (National Student Survey) scores.
We take a listening and learning approach to all University library projects. Our project teams work with client teams including architects, library teams, IT, Estates and Procurement. We co-ordinate and plan site meetings, co-creation workshops, milestone meetings and produce design and 3D visuals for approvals and sign offs.
Book stock, control and management is very important when designing University libraries and learning resource centres. We are recognised for our expertise in stock management, space planning and stock sequencing. Our own UK manufactured library shelving ranges include the iconic Cantilibra system which forms the mainstay of books storage and display at many top university and public libraries around the world.
Terrific service both in terms of consultancy and supply, quality of product and service was way above others we’ve used
University Estates Manager
We were the main FF&E Consultant for the award winning, £60 million, The Hive, Worcester, Europe’s first combined University and Public Library.
Our experience in designing for both public and academic libraries was integral to uniting town and gown; combining the high stock levels of a busy University library and the different needs of the general public into one space. A difficult combination but with its intuitive design The Hive continues to excite and motivate.