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post updated 19 Dec 2020

English Library Building – Latest Design

6 Mar 2020
University of Bristol Library
Architecture: Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Hawkins\Brown and BuroHappold
University of Bristol Library England
image courtesy of architects practice
University of Bristol Library
The University of Bristol has submitted a planning application for its landmark new library, which will transform the heart of its Clifton campus and provide an architecturally significant new building for the city, along with improved external public spaces. The flagship University of Bristol Library building, on the corner of Elton Road and Woodland Road, has been designed by a collaborative team formed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Hawkins\Brown and BuroHappold – companies behind some of Europe’s top education and library projects.

27 Feb 2020
extension of Lancaster University Library
Design: Scott Brownrigg
Lancaster University Library Extension Building UK
image courtesy of Scott Brownrigg architects
Lancaster University Library Extension
An £11m, four-storey extension of Lancaster University Library, designed by Scott Brownrigg, has started on site. The scheme will expand the amount of study space in the Library by 2,562 square metres. The expansion reflects the University’s growing campus population. Sitting at the heart of the campus, the Library provides space and facilities to support the learning, teaching and research of students and staff of the University.

20 Jun 2019
Nottingham Central Library Building

14 Apr 2019
Templeman Library Canterbury Extension

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, West Midlands, central England
Design: Mecanoo Architecten
Birmingham Library building
image from architects office
Birmingham Library building

English Library Building Designs

Designs, alphabetical:

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

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

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

More English Library Buildings welcome

Location: England, UK

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Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts
Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts: LICA Building
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Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts

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