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August 13 2013

Bennetts Associates to remodel Edinburgh Central Library
Bennetts Associates have been commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for the B listed Edinburgh Central Library.

The Edinburgh institution has been serving the public for over 100 years but in that time has accumulated a number of piecemeal agglomerations, which have devalued its historic fabric.

To remedy this Bennetts have been tasked with reconfiguring the existing facilities to improve accessibility whilst restoring the historic building to its former glory.

Though still at an early stage ideas under consideration thus far include incorporating a new cultural hub in the vaults below George IV Bridge and a rooftop restaurant.

James Nelmes, associate in the Edinburgh studio, said; “It has got to the point that to do nothing isn’t an option for the library. We’re excited to be working with the team there to explore the potential the wonderful building offers to create new facilities for Edinburgh’s people and the many who visit each year.”

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Maggy Jones
#1 Posted by Maggy Jones on 14 Oct 2014 at 14:38 PM
We are an embryo specialist library - check us out at Our tast is to transform some 12,000 books donated to Samye Ling over the last 30-40 years into a respectable library. We sort then catalogue. We still do not have shelves. I was wondering what was intended for the unwanted furniture from the Edinburgh Central Library.

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