University of Liverpool, Harold Cohen Library

Internal and external Refurbishment of University Library

Project: Harold Cohen Library

Client: University of Liverpool

Secured under the University of Liverpool’s framework the Harold Cohen Library project saw the refurbishment of various areas of the Harold Cohen Library.

The aim of the scheme was give the Library a new look reception area, an additional 220 study spaces, more power sockets, more social seating space, as well as a postgraduate study room and eight new bookable group study rooms.

External works included re-roofing, repairs/replacement of existing windows and reconfiguration of the front entrance steps, ramp and entrance lobby.

Internal works to the stacks at the rear of the library included structural works to enhance the space by reducing the number of existing columns, opening light wells, enhancing access via new stairwells and redecorating generally.

Other internal works within the main library included reconfiguration of the ground floor including new layouts and associated furniture and decoration to floors, walls and ceilings. Mechanical and electrical works include stripping out existing services, new heating, water services, alterations to ventilation, alterations to controls, above ground drainage, containment, low voltage installations, lighting installations and controls, small power, fire safety, access control, IT, voice and data, AV systems and electrical supplies for mechanical works.

The works were carried out whilst the Library remained open for students to use, with minimal disruption caused by the project team.

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Sector: Education

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