Nottingham Central Library scoops two awards at RICS East Midlands ceremony

The £10m library offers a range of facilities to the community

Nottingham Central Library won two awards at the RICS Regional Awards this year.

The library, which is part of the Broad Marsh Green Heart regeneration scheme, won the Community Benefit award and the Public Sector award in the East Midlands heats.

Desco designed the M&E services for the £10m library which was designed to create a city hub for arts, cultural, and community services and to be adaptable to future needs.

The library has a range of features for the community, aside from the traditional library facilities, including an immersive storytelling wall and different creative zones for a range of ages, a public café, art displays and a gaming area for teenagers. There is also a bookable meeting space for 100 people.

The community benefit award, which the library won, recognises the benefit the facility provides to its local community by illustrating its success through local community feedback with diversity and inclusion embedded throughout, while the Public Sector award celebrates exceptional public sector projects.

The wins will see the library go forward to the National Ceremony in October.

The team behind Nottingham Central Library included Nottingham City Council, Pick Everard and FaulknerBrowns.


Photos courtesy of Nottingham City Council.