Weston Library

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Oxford, 2015

 

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The overhaul and restoration of Oxford University’s Grade-II listed New Bodleian library

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is among the oldest and most important research libraries in the world and has custodianship of more than 11 million items.

The library occupies a series of buildings in the historic heart of the university, the most famous of which is the circular Radcliffe Camera, built in the 19th century and now used almost exclusively as a reading room.

The dramatic urban set piece of Radcliffe Camera, Old Schools Quadrangle, Hawksmoor’s Clarendon Building and Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre establishes a sequence of spaces leading towards the newest of the library’s central Oxford locations: the Grade II-listed New Bodleian building, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1930s and located on the north side of Broad Street.

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  • Begun: Aug 2011
  • Completed: Mar 2015
  • Floor area: 18,600m2
  • Sectors: Arts and culture, Education
  • Total cost: £80M
  • Procurement: Design and Build - two stage tender
  • Address: Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, United Kingdom

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