Refurbishment of large foyer areas adjacent to Reading Rooms in Library building to provide high quality group space for students with a variety of types of furniture to allow for individual and group study as well as social interaction.
Each floor has wall vinyls (1st floor has view of the City and 2nd floor has City Hall). The individual framed photos on the walls are all local views in Islington that our students would recognise. We were trying to reflect our place in London with the vinyls and local photos.
Both areas previously had no natural light. We removed/replaced internal walls to provide clear views to the windows (and the rest of the university across the road).
We are getting fantastic feedback from students, Both of these spaces are adjacent to large Reading Rooms. We do not allow food in the Reading Rooms, but cold food is allowed in the lounges.
Type of library
T & B Interiors
Features and services
Group study spaces, Teaching rooms
Design features, Structural
Energy conservation, Lighting
Signage / guiding
Broadstock Office Supplies
Services and facilities suppliers
Number of public computer terminals: 12