School Library Refurbishment

Not only was the addition of a mezzanine floor very expensive, but it emerged that the ceiling height would be very low on both the ground floor and the new upper floor – inevitably making the space darker and more constricted.

It was at this point, that TaskSpace was invited to take over the project. The first thing that became apparent to our design team was that the space did not require a mezzanine floor at all, and that with clever space planning, the library would work perfectly – without any major building work.

The colour palette for the new library is predominantly white. This makes the space feel larger and helps to highlight the feature archways which link the various zones together. Clever space planning has significantly increased the amount of usable space and helped create a light, bright, airy space which is a delight to spend time in.

Bablake is a historic school with a pedigree stretching back hundreds of years. In such a traditional setting, it was crucial that the new library design complemented the existing building, whilst introducing a contemporary edge that would inspire the school’s pupils.

The introduction of our ‘TaskPod’ Collaboration Booths (above) has proven to be a huge hit with the pupils, with students now making a habit of getting to school early in order to secure a space in one!

Despite TaskSpace being appointed late in the project’s lifecycle, we were delighted to complete the project in a more economical way, before the agreed deadline.

At TaskSpace we design, fit out and refurbish classrooms, libraries, dining halls, staff rooms, sixth form centres, dormitories and more. If you have any spaces in your school that need an overhaul, please contact us to get a free photo-realistic design.

Call: 01582 867 323 or Email: d.cantley@taskspace.co.uk