Bodleian Book Storage, Swindon

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  • ƒA new build Book Storage Facility for National Archive and Legal Deposit storage to BS 5454:2000, with close control conditions of four chambers for 247,000 linear metres of book storage, equating to 8.4 million volumes. The racking is 11.4 metres high with aisle lengths of 71 metres.
  • ƒHurley Palmer Flatt developed the MEP design, carried out the BREEAM analysis, as well as the Fire Strtegy and Acoustic Engineering for the facility. A new solution for the in-rack sprinkler protection was developed and tested at BRE in order to obtain Insurer and LPC approval.
  • ƒThe project was completed in 12 months.
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