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Johnstone Library

Johnstone Library, United Kingdom

Within days of being handed over to Renfrew Council by BAM Construction Scotland, Johnstone Town Hall was awarded the accolade of ‘Development of the Year (Public Buildings)’ at the Scottish Property Awards.


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An extraordinary building

The building, with its combination of a striking glass façade, deep public atrium and high quality stone finishes stand from the surrounding buildings in Ludovic Square, and was designed as a catalyst for a wider regeneration programme for the town.

It creates a new model for the delivery of community services as the public library, theatre, marriage suite, conference room and café sit alongside staff from the council’s housing and social work departments, AdviceWorks, Police Scotland and MacMillan Cancer Support.

Thedesignconcept ltd. were instrumental in the design of this library together with the flooring, lighting and graphics to ensure we delivered a cohesive design. We worked closely with the architects Holmes Miller and members of the library staff to ensure we were able to meet the library brief. In this respect, it is an extraordinary building inside and out.


Left: Colourful graphics added to the walls and the furniture add character and colour to the children’s area.

Right: The Show It display units, paired with neon book towers provide optimal display flexibility and inject even more vibrant colour to the library space.

Bottom: 60/30 round steel shelving compliments the straight shelving used throughout the library.





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