Heritage Quay wins 2016 SCONUL Small Library Design Award

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We are delighted Heritage Quay, our project to create new controlled environment archive and visitor facilities at the University of Huddersfield, has won the 2016 SCONUL Award for Best Small Library Design.

Backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Heritage Quay combines state-of-the-art and the traditional to create one of the most technologically advanced archives in the UK.

Designed to BS5454 standards, the scheme incorporates a high-tech Exploration Space which enables visitors to sample archival material via touch screens and gesture technology.

Sport, music, politics, industry and the performing arts are among the many topics covered by the University’s archives.  In addition to its public spaces and facilities for researchers, Heritage Quay will also house a repository that contains more than one-and-a-half kilometres of shelving, to accommodate more than 300,000 books, documents, photographs, recordings and videos.

Find out more about this amazing resource at heritagequay.org