THE MANCHESTER LOOK FOR NEW ARCADIA LIBRARY
The brand new Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre, Levenshulme, Manchester is now open and boasts a bright, welcoming open plan neighbourhood library interior designed and furnished by Demco Interiors.
The library is an integral part of the centre with access to a wide range of library services and PC’s with free Wifi, an exciting children’s library, comfy seating areas, study spaces and on and offline media, including books for all ages and interests.
The library is managed by Manchester Libraries and will be staffed for 30 hours a week. Library services will be available throughout the centre’s opening hours via self service.
Demco Interiors won the tender for the design and furnishings of the new library and some adjacent spaces in the Leisure Centre.
Over the past ten years Manchester Libraries have carried out a renewal programme to rebuild or refresh libraries across the estate. This has allowed them to develop ÔÇÿThe Manchester Look’ an interior design theme which underpinned the brief for the interior design of the new Arcadia library.
Michaela Lancaster, Head of Design and Products, Demco Interiors said: ÔÇ£Before submitting our proposal we reviewed the original refurbishments so that we had a good understanding of the principles underlying the Manchester Look. We then introduced some key features to give the Arcadia Library its own personality and create a unique destination for members of the Levenshulme community”.
The team at Manchester Libraries are delighted with the new library which has attracted interest from the press and public. The Levenshulme community finally have a modern library space which blends seamlessly into the wider leisure area creating a single destination for a mind and body experience!