Posted: 10/09/19 by Briggs & Forrester Group Ltd
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently secured the MEP services contract on the Doncaster Central Library and Museum. Located on the junction of Waterdale and Chequer Road in the town centre, the four-storey structure will incorporate the architectural heritage of the former Hall Cross Girls School building.
The Doncaster Council led project will see four existing buildings, Doncaster Central Library, Doncaster Archives in Balby, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, and the Library Services for Schools at Top Road, Barnby Dun, combined into one creative space.
The impressive new building will provide space for a new central library, museum, art gallery, rail heritage centre and a range of other exceptional facilities.
Working in collaboration with main contractor Willmott Dixon, Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services will deliver the MEP contract which will include air conditioning, exhibit lighting, fire alarm and facilities for the disabled.
Designed by architects ‘Bond Bryan Architects’ the building itself will be an ‘exhibition piece in its own right’ with the frontage of the former girl’s school encased in an eye-catching glass façade.
The wonderful new creative and learning space will become another great attraction in the heart of Doncaster’s expanding Civic and Cultural Quarter.
Regional director Martin Broughton, stated “We are very much looking forward to being part of creating this amazing cultural space with exceptional facilities in Doncaster. We have a track record of achieving Award winning technically functioning buildings with our long term partner in the region WDC which made us stand out as the Building services engineering partner of choice”.
The project is set to become a popular destination for residents, business and visitors. Construction commenced autumn 2018 and is planned for completion in summer 2020.