York Explore Library

Client

City of York Council

Main Contractor

William Birch & Sons Ltd

Contract Value

£ 190,000

The Project

Phase 2 Refurbishment

The York Explore Library is situated within the historic city centre close to York Cathedral. The project consisted of phase 2 refurbishment works to the first floor and parts of the ground floor. A new special environment Archive Repository Pod was craned onto the first floor to provide storage for the library’s rare and antique books storage.

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Playing Our Part

New distribution equipment, metering and sub mains were installed to provide services to new low energy LED feature lighting and small power services.

A new aspiration smoke detection system was fitted to the roof void and ground floor children’s library and linked to the buildings existing fire alarm system.

Door access & CCTV facilities were provided to the new Pod and first floor areas. A new cable basket and galvanised conduit system was provided for the installation of data services by CYC

installers.

The project required EMCE to work closely with a nominated Mechanical Contractor and presented challenges where installations were required to listed areas.

 

 

 

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