Carnegie library listed building. Modifications matched the building's fabric using traditional ashlar stone masonry techniques.
External landscaping outside cafe.
Stained glass windows designed by artist Nick Robertson with themes suggested by local people.
New extension includes replica porticos that match those of the original building.
Passive cooling system using existing ductworks, grills and airbricks with hidden fans. Refurbishment of windows and installation of rooflights.
Main entrance now incorporates a curved ramp to facilitate access with new secondary entrance for the cafe area.
External glazed corridors at first floor level to enable access to community rooms, Local and Family History Centre and staff areas.
Blackpool Civic Trust Best Refurbishment Award 2011
Type of library
Features and services
Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Baby changing facilities, Cafe/refreshment areas, Equipment provision, Exhibition/display areas, Group study spaces, Hosting of other agencies, Meeting rooms, Open learning provision, Services to particular groups, Specialist subject collections, Teaching rooms
Art works, Materials, Landscaping, Materials
Control mechanisms, Energy conservation, Heating, Lighting, Materials used, Ventilation
Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Critical distances, Emergency features, Furniture height, Parking, Signage / guiding
Bene, Casala, Magis, Modus, Naughtone, Orangebox
Services and facilities suppliers
Insight media (iCAM), Forbo, Desso, Delta, D-Tech International, Sirsidynix, Concord, Principle Graphics, Alto
Electronic information displays, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 25