Wendover Community Library Design Concept

Libraries Team, 19 October 2022 - Wendover Community Library Project

The New Wendover Community Library will be a community hub, transformed to reach a wider section of the community with a broader range of information and activities with a particular focus on culture, health and wellbeing and inclusion

The aim

Books and reading will remain absolutely central to the new library, but the vision is to reinforce the library as the focal point for the community by promoting it as the main point of access to local information and services in Wendover. We will do this by expanding the library, creating new flexible meeting space and developing partnerships with new organisations. One priority will be to support economic regeneration in Wendover by developing tourist and visitor information and by celebrating Wendover as the gateway to the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The works

The library will be physically transformed with a redesigned exterior and interior, including an extension into the current courtyard. An aesthetic glass entrance will increase visibility and access, leading through to an attractive refitted interior which will offer additional flexible spaces and meeting rooms as well as a larger children’s library. The library garden will be improved to become an attractive and accessible easily maintained space which will also allow for outdoor meetings in the warmer months.

The library will also be much more environmentally sustainable, with a range of new features to reduce energy consumption and save water.

The designs

Re-designed interior with new spaces and facilities

  • A new sensory children's library will be created which will be double the size of the existing children’s library. It will be visible from the front of the building.
  • The library will be extended into the courtyard creating an open and welcoming multi-purpose reception space which can be used for exhibitions, community engagement, information displays.
  • The kitchen and toilet facilities will be refitted.
  • An additional flexible meeting space for community activities or private hire is to be added.
  • Opening up of existing interior walls will provide visibility through the library from the entrance.
  • The roof will have glazed sections to increase natural light and improve building energy efficiency
  • A comfortable seating area will be added for library users.

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