Library, Retail and Office Development Lisburn, Co Antrim
Work was completed in December 2005, on a major new Library Complex for Lisburn City centre. This scheme, which was developed under a PFI agreement, incorporates state of the art facilities, reflecting the latest trends in library design.
Situated on Linenhall Street and primarily occupying the 1st & 2nd Floors, the library provides a mix of accommodation in addition to the traditional library.
Facilities include internet services, coffee shop, performance area, lecture room and dedicated youth & children’s space. Together with the 30,000sqft of library accommodation, a further 9000sqft of Retail accommodation is provided at ground floor level. In addition, the building was extended by 2 floors during the early design stages to provide office facility for the Public Prosecution Service, a high quality office provision.
The building places sustainability high on the agenda with mixed mode ventilation through a floor plenum, exposed concrete to regulate temperatures plus solar shading.