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BERNARD STILWELL ARCHITECTS

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This £1.25 million library is being built on a prominent town centre in March, Cambridgeshire. The 0.7ha site will include car-parking spaces and a landscaped garden inspired by artist Chris Drury, as well as the 1,000m 2building. The library will share IT facilities with the Isle College of Further Education, and will house the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, as well as other community facilities.

The building will be the only library owned by the Cambridgeshire County Council to be passively ventilated.Work started on site in April 1998 and the project is due for completion in May. John Setchell is the civil and structural engineer, Jenks Associates is the mechanical and electrical engineer, Tillyard is the quantity surveyor, John Mowlem is the contractor and Jeremy Lever is the landscape consultant.

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