Bolton Library Refurbishment
The proposed renovation of Bolton Library, a Grade II listed heritage building will provide creative and cultural spaces – modernising the structure and its facilities to align services to changing requirements and servicing the wider needs of the community.
We provided Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management services throughout feasibility and RIBA stages 0-2, working closely with Bolton Council, Clear Futures, and the contractor to ensure delivery within the approved funding envelope as part of a 2-stage tender process. Our involvement continues through RIBA stages 3 and 4 to formalise an agreed contract to get the project on site.
Proposals aim to significantly upgrade the foyer and main library, which includes the addition of mezzanine-level floor spaces, a new café, and an upgrade to the existing library space that services both children and adults. This will build on the successful refurbishment of Bolton Museum’s Egyptology and Art Galleries, situated on the floor above the library, and provide inspirational entertainment that promotes interaction and cohesion.
This building which contains the Art Gallery, Library, and Museum has been the at the centre of civic and cultural life in Bolton for almost 90 years! It forms part of the wider Le Mans Crescent Civic Centre built between 1931 and 1939 and is renowned for its Neoclassical architectural façade.
- Client: Bolton Council and Clear Futures
- Value: £3.73 Million
- Location: Bolton
- Service: Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management