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Bennetts Associates

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Bennetts Associates and Lomax Cassidy & Edwards have scooped the £45 million PFI competition to build a major new public library for Brighton.The design team behind the successful Norwich Union bid beat competition from consortia featuring architects Sheppard Robson and RH Partnership. The library will feature a combination of mechanical and natural ventilation to reduce its energy use by 50 per cent, compared with an average library of similar size. During warm months air will be drawn in mechanically from the perimeter and pass through the floor slabs before being expelled from the prominent rotating chimneys. Alongside the library there will be a new square, residential units, a hotel, bars, restaurants and a doctor's surgery as part of the 25,000m2 mixed-use development.

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