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Whitchurch Hub, Cardiff

Funded by the Welsh Government's Integrated Care Fund and the Museums, Achives, and Libraries Division, the library refurbishment project at Whitchurch Library was to convert the historical facilities into a community Wellbeing Hub.

Cardiff Council cabinet member Lynda Thorne commented on Walesonline.co.uk prior to the start, saying "The focus of our wellbeing hubs will be to engage our increasingly older population and help combat the impact of isolationn on people's wellbeing by providing a range of services, events and activities based on their needs"

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Brief

The work included the construction of a new community multi-use room, as well as a new computer suite, private meeting rooms, and a new children's area.

This was achieved with a collaborative design process understanding the range of planned community wellbeing services, activities, and events.

Flexible tables and chairs to enable multi-use and versatility were a priority to permit the Wellbeing Hub to accommodate and facilitate the needs of the local community.

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Solution

Many of the historical features have been sympathetically restored such as the original teak doors, sash windows, and bath stone. As it was a library refurbishment of an older building, there were awkward obstacles to work around.

Throughout the library, Reflection Cantilever Library Shelving was used throughout the library, with bespoke cladding which was scribed on-site for seamless joining to the Edwardian walls.

With a complimentary reception counter, the entrance both welcomes and inspires visitors to spend time in the transformed building.

Reflecting on nature and the lush surroundings, our team designed a bespoke children's library feature tree with seating with an integrated book display and storage, creating a fun area for children and families to enjoy - boosting community wellbeing.

If you would like to learn more, download the PDF or get in touch with the team today who will be happy to discuss more details. You can also read more case studies of our work here.

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