Delivering Library Spaces Across Borders
In recent years we have seen an increased demand for our expertise in delivering libraries globally. We’ve designed libraries as diverse as the primary and secondary school libraries in the brand new British School in Jumeirah Park, Dubai. An important part of this design brief was to focus on creating innovative spaces in line with Sheikh Mansour’s announcement that school-governing bodies will, in future, use innovation as a criterion to evaluate the performance of Dubai schools.
We have installed a wide variety of libraries including the USA airforce base in Aviano, Italy including designing and space planning the library shelving, creating a children’s library and relaxation areas. More recently the groundbreaking Stelios Loannu Learning Resource Center at the University of Cyprus, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, where, over a two year period we worked to design, space plan, manufacture and install four levels of this exciting space.
The brief for all international projects is to apply the same skills we use for our UK markets to create innovative and inspirational spaces overseas. International projects are managed in exactly the same way as our UK projects with a dedicated team of project managers, designers and installers. Projects Managers are on site to oversee simple to complex installations working with main contractors, architects and local contractors.
A key to our success is the ability to provide a one stop shop from design to installation to aftercare with complete project management including design, manufacture and installation of bespoke and our own brand manufactured products such as our very popular Cantilibra library shelving. Quality control,
standards, compliance and all cross-border paperwork is managed by our own teams and our partner agent who handle both import and export.
The high design credentials of UK public library design and a UK styled educational environments are becoming increasingly popular internationally and we have the products, services and teams to deliver across borders.
It’s cheerful and that’s contagious all the way to the staff. We get regular enthusiastic customers saying this is the best space in the neighbourhood