Large open plan spaces are connected vertically at each end of the building, with a dramatic triple height atrium at the centre facing the quad. The glass wall of the atrium is softly mirrored reflecting the Grade II Listed building and references the composition and rhythm of the original façade. A sculptural helical stair in the centre wraps around the Librarian’s desk at ground level and help desk at first floor where the entire floor plates can be monitored by staff. The Library is acoustically zoned with the quietest study space taking full advantage of views across a covenanted green space.
Go to Build
“I have nothing but good words to say about Jefferson Sheard. When they tendered, they were the only ones to come and see me, explore the site and really get to grips with the challenges before they began their thinking – they understood the subtleties and the needs of the students. It showed and it’s the reason they won and we continue to work with them.”
David Elstone, Headmaster, Hymers College