Date published: June 21, 2016

The curious incident of The Library in the night-time

The Library Development Project work will happen at night to avoid disruption.

Contractors are due to start work on a £6.2m refurbishment of Clifford Whitworth Library on 27th June.

The University has appointed Harry Fairclough Construction Ltd to undertake the work in two six month periods of activity, from June – December 2016 and 2017, in order to minimise disruption to you during key times of the academic year, such as exams.  

The refurbishment will see the Library completely transformed, creating more diverse study spaces, an increase in PC/Mac provision, improved lighting and ventilation and a better layout of stock.

During the refurbishment the Library will continue to be open, and the good news is that the construction team will be mostly working throughout the night on the project in order to avoid noise disruption when you’re using the Library during the day. There may be a small amount of work done during the daytime, we’ll give you more information on this when we have it.

Marina Hristova, Students’ Union President, and a member of the Library Development Project Board, said: “The library is a really important place on campus, and I’m very pleased that the University is doing what it can to reduce the disruption to your studying whilst this work takes place.”

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