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Academic Libraries & Learning Spaces

Well-designed, stimulating and vibrant university libraries are one of the most important aspects that an academic setting can offer.

Recent studies have produced clear evidence that campus libraries are being used more, not less as user needs are changing. Students continue to want study spaces, but their expectations are different.  They want collaborative group space to support new ways of learning, silent areas for revision, and chill out areas and cafes to allow them to spend all day, and sometimes all night in the building. All this, as well as easy access to power to recharge mobile devices.

We are able to offer a wide variety of academic shelving and furniture solutions for creating the best possible space for your needs and work closely with librarians, estates managers, architects and designers to achieve this.

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Case studies

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St Mary's University, Twickenham

'The University appointed FG Library & Learning to design a new, additional facility to provide a modern and innovative furniture layout; flexible enough for future changes and practical in terms of including different types of study areas and optimising use of the space.'

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Writtle College

'The result is a group of four spaces that work together perfectly to give students a whole host of relaxed study space, whether for quiet, individual, social or collaborative use, both during the day and into the evenings.'

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Nottingham Trent University

'The furniture supplied by Frem Group had been selected to provide a variety of environments to facilitate a number of study styles and to have gravitas worthy of Nottingham Trent University’s new “head office” at Clifton.'

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University of Surrey

'A fine combination of function, practicality and beauty was the overall result.'

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Manchester University

'Unsurprisingly the feedback we are getting about AGLC from everyone at the University is incredibly positive! However, most importantly, the students absolutely love it. On the first days of opening the speed gates recorded 2,735 entrances by 2,174 unique users. Those numbers are now up to 4,000 unique users so it looks like word is getting around quickly.'

Mark Valentine, Project Leader, Manchester University

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Manchester Museum

Our manufacturing team put their extensive knowledge into applying specialist materials, resulting in a large number of specialist LED illuminated cabinets for showcasing and protecting invaluable historic artefacts from humidity and moisture using desiccant protection.

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University of Kent - Business School Lecture Theatre

Audise by Frem Group were chosen to provided Scholar Lecture Theatre Chairs. Desks were fitted with OE Electrics Pixel units to provide power and USB charging. The power source was routed up the end stanchion and joined below thee desk. Creating a neat and safe solution.

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