The Forum, a four storey, multi-million pound integrated public and academic library, is now open in Southend, Essex. The project is a joint venture between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, the University of Essex and South Essex College.
Demeo won the tender for the shelving and the children’s library. Marion Brooke, Operations Manager, Southend Borough Council said: “The Demeo tender presentation just stood out from the rest, it had the WOW factor and they were really in tune with what we were thinking”.
Demco’s experience on working on another combined public and academic library – The Hive, Worcester, showed their expertise in designing and installing shared services spaces. The Forum team also visited Norwich, Brighton and Peckham libraries.
A much talked about feature of the new space is the children’s library. Marion Brooke, was very complimentary about Demco’s involvement: