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post updated 20 Jun 2018

English Library Building – Latest Design

8 Dec 2015
Philip Larkin library at the University of Hull – Redevelopment, Kingston upon Hull, Eastern England
Design: Sheppard Robson
Philip Larkin Library Hull
photograph : Hufton + Crow

Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull
Completion of the £28m transformation of the Brynmor Jones Library where poet Philip Larkin was a librarian. The 16,000m2 project involves the complete refurbishment of the library’s two buildings – the 1956 original Art Deco building, and the eight-storey plus basement Brutalist building that was added in the 1960s – with a newly formed central atrium space improving the connectivity between the two.

11 Apr 2012
The Hive, Worcester, Western England
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
The Hive Building
photo © Hufton & Crow

The Hive, Worcester
The Hive which will open in July is the UK’s first purpose-built joint-use library serving the University of Worcester and the county that incorporates the county archive, a local history centre, accommodation for the County Archaeologist’s team and a ‘one stop shop’ for the local authority: It’s a pioneering response to the challenge of providing a wide range of public services in an age of austerity whilst promoting social and environmental sustainability.

English Library Building – Recent Designs

New Herbarium Library, Art and Archives Wing, Kew, London, southeast England
Design: Edward Cullinan Architects
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Herbarium
photo © Tim Soar

New Herbarium Library Kew

Birmingham Library : Architecture Competition, central England
Design: Mecanoo Architecten
Birmingham Library building
image from architects

Birmingham Library building

English Library Buildings

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British Library building, London, UK
Design: Colin St John Wilson
British Library
photo © Adrian Welch
British Library

John Rylands Library, Manchester, England
Basil Champneys, Architect
John Rylands Manchester
building photo © Adrian Welch

John Rylands Library

Law Library, Cambridge, England, UK
Foster + Partners
Cambridge Law Library
picture : Adrian Welch

Cambridge Law Library

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