Glasgow Women's Library

Collective Architecture Ltd

Collective Architecture won a limited competition to redevelop a Category B' listed library in Bridgeton, Glasgow for The Glasgow Women’s Library. The library, built in 1903, is one of seven “Carnegie” libraries donated to the city. A local landmark, the building is grand in appearance with feature bays, intricate ornamentation and beautifully carved statues.

Glasgow Women’s Library provides a major resource for the City of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Their reputation extends nationally with a growing membership and volunteer team. The archive collection has steadily expanded, with items on display for public view and has gained growing importance through its accredited museum status. The library, refurbished for the Glasgow Women’s Library, now caters for an organisation with a national reputation, and provides accommodation which is capable of hosting major events, screenings, talks, exhibitions, as well as offering support services for people across Glasgow.

Location

23 Landressy Street
Bridgeton
GLASGOW G40 1BP
United Kingdom

Contact

Steven Byrne
Project Architect
info@collectivearchitecture.co.uk

Client

Glasgow Women's Library

Completed

November 2015

Size

Contract Value

£900K

Categories

  • Arts
  • Conservation
  • Public
  • Refurbishment