The University of Edinburgh, George Square Library Refurbishment

Lewis & Hickey

Appointed as Architects and Lead Consultants for this A-listed Building. Whilst it retained the majority of its original design features it required a complete up-grade to meet the requirements of a modern research and learning environment. Phased over a 7 year period to ensure continuity throughout the works, the extensive works included repairs to the fabric of the building, renovation of finishes and the complete renewal of all building services. A new Special Collections, Archive and Research Centre area was formed. Phases included the remodelling of the entrance area, formation of a 220 seat cafe and the insertion of a mezzanine gallery and exhibition space.

Location

George Square
EDINBURGH EH8 9LJ
United Kingdom

Contact

Emily Forde
director of Interior Design
emily.forde@lewishickey.com

Client

University of Edinburgh

Completed

April 2013

Size

27,961 sq m

Contract Value

£37m

Categories

  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Interior design
  • Masterplanning
  • Refurbishment