Working closely with the conservation officer we carried out the £500,000 refurbishment of the library and brought it into the 21st century by integrating computer rooms and other facilities into the Victorian Gothic structure.
The bookcases were restored and French polished and were adapted to form low level archive space and glazed lockable display cabinets at high level. New heating, lighting, power, data and fire alarms were carefully introduced with minimal disruption to the original interior.
The roof structure was enhanced with feature lighting. New desks in the alcoves were designed with task lighting and data links. A bay overlooking the main quadrangle provides a relaxing space for reading newspapers and periodicals. In the ICT classroom, a mezzanine floor was introduced to create additional computer workstations.