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University of East London Stratford Campus Library

Stratford, London

VolkerFitzpatrick delivers new library facility for University of East London's Stratford campus

  • Design and build of new three-storey, 45,200ft2 university library building, with social and learning spaces, café and breakout areas
  • Demolition of existing student buildings, along with decant works
  • Large atrium with domed glass skylight links different areas of the building
  • Feature helical staircase, with fair faced concrete finishes on interior and hardwood timber cladding on outer surfaces
  • Reinforced concrete frame superstructure with brick and glazed façades, bespoke aluminium windows and laminated timber curtain walling
  • Sustainable building features include rooftop photovoltaic panels, green roof and rainwater harvesting
  • Awarded a Concrete Society Certificate of Excellence 2013
  • Won the CIBSE New Build Project of the Year (up to £10m) Award 2015
  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’

Facts and figures

  • Client
    University of East London
  • Value
    £9.5 million
  • Duration
    52 weeks
  • Project categories

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