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Case Studies

Be inspired by our extensive range of library case studies. Please browse through to see the huge variety of different types and styles of libraries to imagine how yours could look.

We’ve put together a few recent examples of projects our team have carried out in the school, public and higher education library sectors. Please get in touch if you’d like to see more. 


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Wakefield Public Library

Wakefield One is the new home for Wakefield's flagship library and the city's museum provision. FG Library worked in partnership with the YPO to design and deliver this large scale dynamic project, incorporating the main library, reference...> Read More

Canada Water

view of library from atop a staircase situated one side of the library, there are rows of reflection library shelving.

Background This landmark aluminium clad public library shaped like an inverted pyramid was designed by the architects CZWG to house 40,000 books and 2,500 DVD’s. FG Library worked with the design team on this £14 million project in...> Read More

Woking Library

The client required a modern and comfortable space that would provide an interactive, stimulating environment. They wanted to create an exceptional visitor experience for the whole community. The vision was for a flagship library that incorporated...> Read More

Dorking Library

Background Our task was to move a popular public library from an old existing building to new premises. The library was relocated to a precinct area to occupy what was formerly three separate retail units. The Challenge The location,...> Read More

Derbyshire Records Office

Background Situated in a Victorian building spread over three floors, the new-look Record Office brings Derbyshire’s fascinating past to life for residents, visitors and students. Four miles of original Derbyshire record can be viewed on...> Read More

Bulwell Riverside Library

Background This public library was relocated as part of a £23 million project to provide a new joint service centre that brings together Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City and City Homes all under one roof. The Challenge To...> Read More

Oldbury Public Library

Background Oldbury Public Library is a part of the £6 million newly built Jack Judge House and occupies the ground floor of this spectacular building that houses over 300 council staff. Our design team worked closely with the interior...> Read More

Chelmsley Wood Library

Background As part of the Chelmsley Wood shopping centre regeneration project, the central library needed to cater for all sections of the community. Solihull council required a modern library with an open plan feel that would be inviting and...> Read More

Kendal Library

Background This public library needed to be modernised whilst incorporating a vast quantity of existing library shelving. The Challenge A seamless and modern technology solution was required to maximise security and to create space in both...> Read More

Barrow Library

FG Library is proud to present the total renovation of the Barrow Central Library, based in Barrow-in-Furness. Set in grade II listed Beaux-Arts style building this 800 square meters library wanted to achieve a look and feel that embraces its...> Read More

City Library in Bradford

When asbestos was discovered in the Bradford Central library in 2012, the Bradford Council decided to move from the existing premises to a new smaller site in Centenary Square. The new City library on two floors had to house around 60,000 items, so...> Read More

Ashford Gateway

The new Ashford Gateway project was built over three floors and offers a one stop shop where residents can access a broad range of public services. This public library is just one of the services offered. The white colour scheme was enhanced with...> Read More

Bromsgrove Library

Over the last 5 years, Worcestershire Libraries and Learning Service has been remodelling its offer, moving away from standalone service points towards partnership working and co-location for a more sustainable long term solution. Despite...> Read More

Blyth Library

Our brief was to refurbish the existing family history area which would house both lending and research materials at Blyth Library. The area needed to be accessible and user friendly so customers would be able to find the materials they required...> Read More

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

Merthyr Tydfil Public Libraries opened their first co-located libraries at Aberfan and Merthyr Vale Community Centre around four years ago. The Central Library in Merthyr is still a busy, bustling location, but developments to the town centre meant...> Read More

Manchester Museum

This exciting project involved the renovation of the study area on the third floor of this historic, grade II listed, 1885, Alfred Waterhouse building for Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester. The historic space has been opened up...> Read More


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