To create a complete interior, from shelving layout, floor finish, furniture, and graphics.
This new build library in the centre of a suburb of Nottingham was a perfect opportunity to create something that re-wrote the ‘library rule book’.
We wanted to create a bright vibrant space with a WOW factor, something that changed the perception of libraries as dull, boring places.
Using a neutral colour palette for the flooring and shelving and introducing colour in the soft furnishings and large scale wall graphics, future proofs the library, in 10 years the library can easily and cheaply have a new face, with new graphics and soft furnishings whilst the expensive items the shelving and flooring being neutral won’t date.
Hi-tech fabrics were used for durability, pen marks can be wiped away with nothing more than water and cloth.
A vibrant community library that is absolutely loved by the community it serves and the staff who work there. It does re-write the library rule book and sets a stand for community library going forward. The deputy leader of the council said he was blown away by the quality and design of the space calling it a work of art. He went on to thank Newenglish for creating such an inspirational space for the community.
In the first week of opening 2490 books were issues and 302 new people joined the library.