Royal Holloway, University of London appointed Faithful+Gould to provide Project Management, Cost Management, Design, Principal Designer and BREEAM consultancy towards an exciting new modern library in the heart of its historic campus.
The Emily Wilding Davison Building features a stunning 21st century design, selected to complement the Grade I Listed Founders building it overlooks, whilst seamlessly integrating with the mature woodland area adjacent to the building. The state of the art facility operates 24/7 providing extensive library and study facilities to students, staff and visitors including: silent study and group study areas, meeting rooms, a controlled environment exhibition space, 1,150 individual study spaces, controlled environment art archive storage, student services and careers centres, café, shop, seminar room and bank. The building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Andrew Butcher, Associate Director, Faithful+Gould, said, “We are immensely proud of this project which we have managed through a four year design and construction period. The project team has delivered a modern library which provides the University with 21st century study and social facilities. It has been a privilege to have been part of that team and manage the delivery of this building which was finished on budget and programme, in time for the start of the academic year”