Winchester Discovery Centre

Winchester Discovery Centre

In the centre of Winchester, at the heart of the new cultural quarter, the historic Grade II listed, former Corn Exchange, is heralding the start of something very exciting for the CityÔÇÖs residents. Demco has been involved in the ÔÇÿtrailblazing development ÔÇÖ of the new, ┬ú7m Winchester Discovery Centre.


The brief

To design and install: Shelving for £300,000 of new stock Express check out and returns units

A childrenÔÇÖs library

Special spaces for young people

Spaces for internet access

Learning and study spaces

Bespoke curved shelving for childrenÔÇÖs area

Integrated table tops


How we did it

Worked closely with Hampshire CC architects and designers on the layout and design of shelving

Specified shelving in three shelf depths 300mm, 250mm and 225mm for different stock

Designed and developed integrated tabletops using Colour Core laminate with colour throughout

Used BCI shelving, some with lockable sliding doors, in a slip-resistant matt finish

Incorporated GPS technology to exactly pinpoint the position of each shelving bay in a circular layout

Designed and installed sleek, white Wilsonart end panels to give a crisp finish to the shelving

Designed bespoke curved shelving in bright orange for the childrenÔÇÖs library

Supplied unusual kinderboxes to create an interesting childrenÔÇÖs area


The outcome

A library which is a testament to the expertise of the Demco project management team, the creativity of the Demco designers to interpret a challenging brief in conjunction with the architects. The whole-hearted commitment of everyone involved with the project ÔÇô the library team, architects, designers, developers and Demco in creating an outstanding facility.


Another great Demco project. Thanks for pics @chrissyboy102 #librarydesign

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