• John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

    Client: University of Manchester
    Value: £12.5m
    Architect: Austin-Smith:Lord
    Completion: March 2007
    Services: Structural Engineering; Precast concrete

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    This project comprises major repair and alteration work to the Grade I listed building and the creation of a new library extension to comply with BS5454.

    Elliptical precast concrete columns with a bronze etched rain screen create a dramatic external façade.