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£8.6M refurbishment planned for Lancaster University Library

Styles&Wood appointed to Lancaster University Library refurbishment project

Styles&Wood has been appointed to carry out an £8.6m refurbishment for Lancaster University. The new Lancaster University Library has been designed by Sheppard Robson and will be completed by January 2016.

The renovation project will involve complete strip out and refurbishment to both the east and west wings of the building and will be carried out in phases.

Construction work will include the creation of a new atrium from the existing courtyard and the installation of new furniture, mechanical and electrical equipment installation and the reconfiguration of the building’s stairs and lifts. The library will remain operational throughout the works and care will be taken to ensure the university’s 12000 students are not disrupted.

Tony Lenehan, CEO at Styles&Wood, said: “This is a significant win for Styles&Wood in a key growth sector for a number of the Group’s service lines, including design, energy and project delivery.

“The Group has successfully secured £14.6m revenue in 2014 from the education sector. This compares with our first year’s trading in this new area in 2012 of £4.0m and further enhances a strong portfolio of quality reference projects.

“As such, combined with our expertise in working in live, occupied environments, we are now in an excellent position to secure future projects as institutions continue to review their property estates.”