Location Leeds

Project Value £1M

The creation of a new library by fitting out an existing retail unit, incorporating –   staff facilities, rolling racking and the construction of a new entrance pod.

The new development, created by Darnton B3 Architecture, is a new bespoke learning environment created over two stories. The flexible study space has been furnished by WeSpace, and includes private study pods with screens for group working, sit-stand desks and a group study room. The new library site will also see a increase in computer facilities on site for students to use.

The new library will house Leeds College of Music’s huge vinyl archive and music collection, which includes over 30,000 items of printed music, 11,000 CDs, 700 DVDs and 9,000 LPs, as well as around 8,000 books. The two-storey development will also contain student learning spaces, staff offices, quiet and meeting rooms and I.T. and communications facilities.

A mezzanine is to be provided within the unit at 1st floor level