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FGLP Library Interior Case Studies


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FG Library have pulled together a number of case studies to compile a comprehensive portfolio of some of the most dynamic library projects completed over the last year. …

FG Library have pulled together a number of case studies to compile a comprehensive portfolio of some of the most dynamic library projects completed over the last year.

These case studies are available NOW in one document and showcase a number of public library projects.

Please visit the case study section of our website for further details and images

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  • 1. LibrariesCASE STUDY portfolio
  • 2. Contents Woking Library 3 Dorking Library 6 Wakefield 9 ashford gateway 14 KENDAL Library 18 2
  • 3. CASE STUDY Woking Library Ratio library shelving in Pearwood with green illuminated acrylic end panels 3
  • 4. FG Library: CASE STUDY woking library 4 CASE STUDY Woking Library This flagship library is Surrey’s largest and busiest library. Surrey council had a very clear vision around the facilities, aesthetics, visitor experience and how the stock should be showcased and displayed. FG Library products interpreted that vision, offering inspiration, ideas and solutions to rejuvenate and modernise this public library. The result is a modern and comfortable space that provides an interactive, stimulating environment and an exceptional visitor experience for the whole community. Key design principals were incorporated to make the space appealing, easy to navigate and engaging, with discovery around every corner. The library incorporates a number of separate key areas whilst maintaining a cohesive look and feel for those exploring the space. KEY FEATURES The curved library shelving throughout features a laminate plinth, raising the height of the lower shelves to make stock more accessible. Dynamic display shelving has been built around coloured pillars to complement the styling of the library shelving, with colour and lighting used for contrast and to attract attention. customer comment “Our library refurbishment offers flexibility, adaptability and new ways of working. FG Library Products interpreted our vision perfectly with a library that leads people on a journey of discovery and offers spaces for all members of the community.“ Katie Kinnear, Property & Environment Lead (Libraries), Surrey County Council Cultural Services. Curved reception desk finished in maple laminate with back lit feature front panel Freedom display unit Bespoke shelving built around pillar with illuminated acrylic corner panels Bespoke media display incorporating green edge lit acrylic
  • 5. Curved Ratio library shelving in pearwood with laminate plinths Freedom table top displayer IT area with perimeter benching FG Library: CASE STUDY woking library 5
  • 6. CASE STUDY Dorking Library Bespoke childrens’ feature wall with hideaways. Mobile curved kinder boxes with integrated soft seating 6
  • 7. CASE STUDY DORKING LIBRARY This popular public library was relocated from an old existing building to a precinct area to occupy what was formerly three separate retail units. The location, accommodation and budget meant that the design needed to be fresh and inviting, whilst incorporating the clients branding. The retail position meant that bookshop and library styling needed to combine to broaden the appeal from the pavement. Curved maple library shelving, accentuated with grey infill panels and plinths. KEY FEATURES Branded external signage All wood effect shelving, fitted with lit panels to accentuate specific areas whilst attracting attention to book stock. Contemporary colour schemes draw attention from various perspectives. Shelving positioned to define areas, with each area being given design treatment to suit designated space. Bespoke furniture installed around existing fixtures. Childrens’ feature wall with dynamic lighting, brightly coloured furniture and bespoke kinder boxes. Bookshop style illuminated displayer. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY DORKING LIBRARY 7
  • 8. Mobile island bays with wow end panel face on display. Branded acrylic goalpost signage. Entrance featuring enhanced display and self issue station. * existing display furniture utilised. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY DORKING LIBRARY 8
  • 9. CASE STUDY Wakefield Round study tables and modern junior Panton chairs, situated in childrens’ library alongside high gloss white clad Uniflex library shelving. 9
  • 10. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY wakefield 10 CASE STUDY Wakefield LED illuminated frosted acrylic end panel and framed display feature applied to Uniflex library shelving for stand out media display Uniflex library shelving system with HIGH GLOSS finish in white Oak clad 1800mm high Uniflex library shelving in reference and local history area Wakefield One is the new home for Wakefield’s flagship library and the city’s museum provision. The new four storey public building is also home to the councils civic office and contains a customer access point, a café and office space. FG Library worked in partnership with the YPO to design and deliver this large scale dynamic project, incorporating the main library, reference library and childrens’ library. Library furniture, Uniflex shelving and Freedom display systems were installed alongside study furniture, easy seating and a broad range of bespoke furniture items, to create a modern and exciting public space. KEY FEATURES Uniflex library shelving system incorporating various finishes with dramatic effect Contemporary study furniture and easy seating add style Restoration of existing antique furniture, bringing together traditional and modern Childrens’ area featuring various items of bespoke furniture and vinyl covered foam shapes, designed for impact. Future proofed with wifi access throughout.
  • 11. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY wakefield 11 Antique wooden benches fully restored by in house craftsmen to complement contemporary surroundings. Stand alone colourful Freedom promotional display units. LED illuminated frosted acrylic framing media display for maximum impact. Freedom book displayer with totem for feature display.
  • 12. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY wakefield 12 Mobile bespoke kinder boxes with cushioned seating sections. Modular vinyl covered foam alphabet shaped soft furniture and graduated stage feature. Childrens’ area featuring Uniflex library shelving, bespoke furniture and scaled down study furniture. Bespoke hideaways with book displays, designed to incorporate easily recognised shapes.
  • 13. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY wakefield 13 Pod desk and study table in reference and local history area Stylish and contemporary soft seating incorporating laptop/tablet surface, in easy reading area. Hideaway ball chairs and contemporary colourful easy seating in the teenage area Low level Uniflex library shelving system in childrens’ library providing enclosed study area Bespoke on shelf signage
  • 14. CASE STUDY Ashford Gateway Curved white laminate service desk with edge lit acrylic seam on front. Faceted white Calypso library shelving with graphic end panels. 14
  • 15. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY Ashford Gateway 15 CASE STUDY Ashford Gateway This new build Gateway project over three floors, offers a one stop shop where residents can access a broad range of public services. This public library is just one of the services offered. The white colour scheme was enhanced with brightly coloured edge lit acrylic, chosen by the architect, who required a totally design led solution for the entire building to offer a vibrant, welcoming public space. Bespoke furniture solutions included display units, reception desks and compact service desks. Calypso shelving was installed in the library for its versatility, at various heights. Single and double sided shelving units maximised the available space. Various end panel solutions enabled additional display points and iconic local images were used on end panels to create a community vibe. The childrens’ area features bespoke furniture solutions in vibrant colours to attract younger patrons. KEY FEATURES White calypso shelving in various configurations, adapted to suit each area. Edge lit acrylic accents and end panels Bespoke furniture solutions, designed and manufactured in house Themed childrens’ area Childrens’ library featuring low level Calypso shelving, bespoke kinder boxes and contemporary furniture. Study space centrally positioned in the childrens’ area Bold bespoke display unit Bespoke kinder box with padded seats at each end
  • 16. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY Ashford Gateway 16 Bespoke kinder box train featuring eurostar design Bespoke circular IT stations at various heights Double sided white Calypso shelving featuring display end panels Bespoke display unit in white laminate and glass Double sided bespoke display units in powder coated MDF with edge lit acrylic end panels
  • 17. FG LIBRARY: CASE STUDY Ashford Gateway 17 Bespoke curved reception desk in white laminate with edge lit acrylic on front panel Interview suite with white desking and privacy screens Entrance illustrating bold design treatment Calypso library shelving with graphic end panels
  • 18. CASE STUDY Kendal Library Existing library shelving, repositioned for maximum utilisation of space. 18
  • 19. FG Library: CASE STUDY Kendal library 19 CASE STUDY Kendal Library This public library needed to be modernised whilst incorporating a vast quantity of existing library shelving. A seamless and modern technology solution was required to maximise security and create space in both the main library and the second floor reference library. New end panels and accessories were added to the existing library shelving to enhance aesthetics and improve flexibility. Library shelving was re-positioned to maximise the library space, create flow and enhance visitor experience. Modern colourful soft seating, tables and display units were chosen to complement the existing furniture, whilst being sympathetic to the traditional space. Freedom display units situated at library entrance Pod service deskBrightly coloured tub chairs to complement interior. KEY FEATURES Enhanced vast quantity of existing library shelving Bright bold furniture complements traditional space FG technology installed for maximum security and modern styling
  • 20. FG Library: CASE STUDY Kendal library 20 FG technology fitted to perimeter benching Bench 50 perimeter desking, featuring FG technology freemote Furniture in primary colours to suite with existing library shelving in childrens’ area. Green circular tables on 4 star base
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