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© Mrs Barbara A West LRPS

IoE Number: 457011
Location: LIBRARY AND ARTS TOWER, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, WESTERN BANK
  SHEFFIELD, SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mrs Barbara A West LRPS
Date Photographed: 09 April 2001
Date listed: 30 March 1993
Date of last amendment: 30 March 1993
Grade II*

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SHEFFIELDSK3487SWWESTERN BANK784-1/22/930Library and Arts Tower, University

SHEFFIELD SK3487SW WESTERN BANK 784-1/22/930 Library and Arts Tower, University 30/03/93 of Sheffield II* University library and linked arts tower. 1959 (library) and 1962-5 (arts tower). By Gollins, Melvin Ward and Partners. Library clad in Portland stone on brick base; glazing with turquoise tint; flat roof. Arts tower fully glazed in transparent and obscure glass panels with metal mullions. Flat roof. Library of square plan with one main floor above ground containing reading room and further stack floors below. Arts tower of rectangular plan, lecture theatres in basement; departments above. 18 storeys high. Curtain walling with solid panels below window sill height. Library with floor to ceiling glazing to reading room with thick painted mullions closely spaced. Portland stone strip above (deep) and below (narrower). Entrance fully glazed with gallery. (Aldous Tony: Architecture of the Gollins, Melvin Ward Partnership).

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