Milton Keynes Central Library

Milton Keynes Central Library

Demco has completed the interiors of two very different libraries in Milton Keynes. The smallest, Kingston Community library, with only five bays of shelving, and the larger Central Library which polled the second highest issues for 2007 (CIPFA). Plans for the Central Library were based around solutions to the problem of improved access, higher profile, implementation of self issue and coffee facilities. The two projects also tied in with a re-branding exercise which was subject to considerable consultation with staff.

What we did

Worked with Grant Gibson (Development and Design, Milton Keynes Council) and project manager, Sally Elson, to create fresh, modern, welcoming interiors for both libraries

Worked within the brand guidelines to tie-in with re-rebranding exercise

Invited library project team to Demco Interiors Showroom

How we did it

Used bright sofas and pebbles to match the brand colours, bespoke book display units, modern caf├®/bistro style furniture, and bespoke RFID self issue units, quick IT areas and brightly coloured children’s furnishings in the Central Library

Provided two bays of Cantilibra shelving, spinners, a children’s library with pint sized bean bags and shelving units in the Kingston Library

The outcome

The Central Library now ÔÇÿoccupies a completely different space’. The high atrium in the foyer, with its familiar original artwork, becomes the centre of focus, while beneath is a fresh, modern, open space area with all the facilities and access points. The Kingston Library is small but perfectly formed, including a reference section, a meeting room/study room and an issue counter. Milton Keynes has always been a City that isn’t afraid to try new things and these two libraries reflect that vision in their own ways. Demco Interiors designed and supplied all furnishings for both libraries

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