Oceanography, Southampton University
This purpose-built waterside campus is part of Southampton University, it is home to research scientists, lecturers, seagoing staff and over 700 students. It is a national resource for the UK marine science community funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
The existing library is used as a primary location for study, learning and research. The refurbishment will create a flexible, accessible and interactive study space. The project will provide a mezzanine level extension, which will significantly enlarge the library and offer a new improved study space promoting group interaction, as well as providing meetings rooms for external hire. The ground floor will be reconfigured offering traditional workspaces and a centrally positioned reception area. As well as making improvements to lighting, heating and ventilation, new study areas are being created using a range of functional, durable and aesthetically pleasing seating, to meet the wide variety of study needs.