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The existing Library building has served a useful life but substantial refurbishment is now required, principally in connection with building services, and also for internal decorations and fittings. The floor area provided by the existing building is substantially less than required to meet current needs.

In addition to those elements, the changing political and climatic conditions are imposing on all buildings a level of performance and standard of service that can be difficult to achieve by refurbishment in a cost effective way.

The Feasibility Study looks at the relationship between the Library, the Leisure Centre and One Stop Shop and assesses the relative merits of combining services and accommodation to achieve the best value solution.

A new building can be accommodated within the site area of the existing Library and would have the benefits of the latest standards of design, construction, and technology, and would exemplify new attitudes to knowledge and learning.

South Gloucestershire Council

Main Contractor:
H. Mealing & Sons

Structural Engineer:
Falcons, Bristol

Planning Supervisor:
South Gloucestershire Council

March 2004

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