As part of our ongoing masterplan for the Law Society campus we were asked to design a scheme for the extensive internal reordering, upgrade and refurbishment of the existing Library within the South Pavilion, to meet current and future Education needs. The Library project bookends ‘academic street’ an important collegiate route between the main academic facilities - Education Centre, Library, Café, formal garden, outer garden and Green Hall. Window repairs and re-rendering of the façade in lime based render were carried out as part of the ‘academic street’ project.
Our design approach aims to improve the use of space, light, ventilation and service integration to create flexible multi use spaces within the large volume of the South Pavilion. The design creates a new flexible library layout, administration spaces and teaching spaces over three floors including mezzanine and double height spaces along the external walls and windows. A new accessible entrance is created off ‘academic street’ with a new internal stairs providing access to all three floors. The stairs creates a full height space behind the ‘blind window’ on the east gable and allows a new window to be introduced into this gable matching the north pavilion as originally intended by the architect of the school, Thomas Ivory. The window will also provide light to the stairs, while adding interest to the gable and providing balance to the main façade of Blackhall Place.
Our design approach aims to improve the use of space, light, ventilation and service integration to create flexible multi use spaces within the large volume of the South Pavilion