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.

The works

The designs

Re-designed interior with new spaces and facilities

In addition, the designs will incorporate:

  • Redesigned exterior with art work and community seating
  • The library will be extended into the courtyard with a new glass entrance and roof to increase natural light
  • Creation of Tourist and Visitors Information
  • A children's library that will be double the size of the existing children’s library, visible from the front of the building
  • Additional flexible meeting spaces for community activities or private hire
  • Comfortable seating areas for library users for work, study or social interaction

The concepts we are sharing have been developed based on suggestions and feedback received from residents, staff and volunteers. We have conducted 21 engagement sessions in total. We hope to realise as many of these ideas as possible but until we complete the tendering exercise, we will not know how much of the overall design we will be able to implement at this stage.

We are seeking additional funding from a range of sources, and in June we will be sharing information on opportunities for you to support this project through community fundraising.

The image shows a table with public suggestions for the new library and what we did to improve the designs

Tell us what you think

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