Client: The British Land Company
Designed by world renowned architect Piers Gough, partner CZWG architects, the £14.1m Canada Water Library in Southwark contains a state-of-the-art library and is part of a major regeneration project in Rotherhithe. Sitting at the centre of a new town plaza, the building, which is the shape of an inverted pyramid, is set to transform Canada Water into a major centre for South London.
Hoare Lea provided mechanical, electrical and public health design services for the Library, together with BREEAM assessment and communications, lighting design, security, sustainability and vertical transportation expertise.
The library houses an extensive 40,000 book collection; a 150 seat theatre and culture space; a café; learning spaces; 79 computers; and access to council services.