Matthew Neville

Enfield office space and library undergoes £3m sustainable refurbishment

Work on the refurbishment of a major office space in Enfield has now been completed, being delivered on time and within budget for Enfield Council.

The £3m refurbishment of the Edmonton Library Housing Hub, which has been in the works for more than six years, is a part of Enfield Council’s ambitious plans to provide a “21st century library experience” for all of its residents.

The two-storey library has been designed to maximise productivity and will include extra study spaces for children and students, free Wi-Fi, a customer access kiosk, as well as a dedicated local history and museum space to celebrate the area’s heritage.

Independent property, construction, and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard, operating under Perfect Circle’s unique collaboration, was appointed by Enfield Council through SCAPE’s Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework to provide architectural and design, mechanical, electric and project management services.

John Clarke, director for project management at Pick Everard, commented: “We are very happy to have worked collaboratively with the wider team to deliver this new functional space for Enfield Council to support the local community in the area.”

Pick Everard has also emphasised the employment of local people being brought in to work on the site, while the wider development team has placed emphasis on education by supporting staff to develop and upskill and visiting schools in Enfield.

Furthermore, an emphasis was placed on sustainability throughout the project. All of the lighting designed and implemented into the space is energy efficient and utilises smart controls, amongst many other benefits, including automatic adjustment to suit the environment changes to stay at peak energy efficiency.

Adrian Ceney, partner at Pick Everard, added: “It has been one of our key objectives to ensure harmony across the site and I believe that the development team has done that.

“To know that we have provided an excellent learning space for future generations, while also placing a particular emphasis on sustainability, demonstrates Pick Everard’s commitment to forward-thinking.”

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