The sale and acquisition of land was carried out by our Estates team.
We needed to tailor the design to suit the tight programme deadlines and lower the impact on the local community. An offsite manufactured Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) was implemented to reduce road closure times which resulted in a faster construction process. Collaboration with Suffolk County County Council, Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk Libraries was necessary to deliver a space suitable for a modern library in the town centre. The closure of the car park had to be planned in advance to ensure it was programmed to suit key shopping periods. Library staff were included in key decisions on internal design and layout to make certain the space designed was dedicated to their use.
A high level of recyclable materials were integrated into the design (for example aluminium windows and timber cladding). These materials reduced the impact on the environment and lowered costs.