Bournemouth & Poole College - Lansdowne Campus

Dating back to 1913, this space was originally an art room with a high pitched ceiling and great natural light, but over the years the effect was diminished by the addition of a mezzanine floor and high shelving covering the windows.

The college was keen to reveal the original features of the room and bring back the light and airy feeling to the space. A similar style was required to the new campus at North Road, but with a more subdued colour palette sympathetic to the age of the building. 

FG Library worked with Footprint Architects on a design and layout that worked with the current original features and space. Brickwork arches were sandblasted to create a magnificent back drop for the furniture. Latitude shelving was used to fit with the previous installation, this time with a softer, light grey appearance. Wall bays were planned to fit neatly around where the steel beams meet the wall. Hard flooring was used to create a path through the long shape of the main library room. This also helped to divide the area into cluster zones, again in a more subtle colour.

Acoustic pods were used wherever space allowed, to offer private group study areas, as well as the small group study rooms created using glazed panels between a run of arches down one side of the room

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library shelving and book display units on view at Bournemouth & Poole College library.
library shelving and book display units on view at Bournemouth & Poole College library. study furniture on the left with library shelving and a meeting pod on the right at Bournemouth & Poole College. view of a meeting pod with study furniture inside at Bournemouth & Poole College. view of reception desk with library display units at the back of the photo taken at Bournemouth & Poole College. view of library archive storage at Bournemouth & Poole College, Lansdowne Campus. view of stone arches at Bournemouth & Poole College with library shelving either side of the middle arch.

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