The Arts Tower and Library, designed by Gollins Melvin Ward 1956–65, were among the first major works to be undertaken by British universities in the post-war period. They have become landmark buildings, now listed Grade II*. Our refurbishment of the Library, addresses the typical issues of working with large post-war buildings which, though advanced for their date, are now in need of significant improvement to meet current performance expectations and operational requirements. The challenge is to find ways of achieving these objectives within a conservation framework that honours the character of the buildings as originally designed.
RICS Awards 2011 – Shortlisted in the Building Conservation category
Sheffield Design Awards 2010 – Winner
RIBA White Rose Awards 2010 – Conservation Award
Upgrade of Grade II Listed University library
Location Sheffield, UK
Photographer Tom de Gay