Weston-super-Mare library and North Somerset Council’s customer services and staff offices are now together under one roof in the newly refurbished West-super-Mare Town Hall.
Over 9,000 new books have been bought for the new library over a wide range of categories and nestled among the shelves are seating areas where visitors can sit and relax. Free WiFi brings the library online and self service kiosks means that the library can extend its opening hours. The North Somerset Studies library is now even more accessible with extra study space, staff support and resources.
Just weeks after opening its doors to the public the refurbished Town hall picked up its first national award – Public Building Retrofit Project of the Year.
We worked directly with North Somerset Council on the library project designing with the emphasis on shared services and self service, including the large central counter which is the central point for all the shared services. It is completely reconfigurable to account for any change in services or visitor needs.