Worcestershire’s award winning, £60 million library and history centre – The Hive – is a unique partnership initiative between Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester and is the first fully integrated and jointly-run university and local authority library.
Demco designed layouts and provided furnishings across all levels of the library including the children’s library; archives; café and library shop; shelving with integrated lighting throughout, meeting rooms, youth and shared study areas.
Described as ‘ground-breaking’ in both its concept and design, The Hive brings together a quarter of a million books, documents and archives items from both the public and University libraries under one roof. It houses one of the largest children’s libraries in the country, council services, meeting rooms, study areas a shop and a cafe.
The Hive shows the extent of Demco Interior’s full service, interior design capabilities backed by resources, systems and processes to deliver multimillion-pound shared services buildings within complex partnership structures and across multi project team groups.
“An exciting shared University and Public Library project that gave us the scope to be innovative, creative and open minded in our approach. I believe the project clearly demonstrates our capabilities in collaboratively working with partners from consultation through project design and delivery to completion, with a common aim of delivering excellence at every stage.” Andy Parker, Sales and Marketing Director, Demco Interiors.
”It has been a joy working with Demco both through the development and installation stages. Their attention to detail regarding requirements is second to none.” Malcolm Saxby, Galliford Try Investments.
Find out more about the Hive at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/