LIBRARY AND ARTS TOWER, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1247655
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
LIBRARY AND ARTS TOWER, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, WESTERN BANK

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Location

Statutory Address:
LIBRARY AND ARTS TOWER, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, WESTERN BANK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Sheffield (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 34169 87437

Details

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).

Listing NGR: SK3416987437

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
457011
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Aldous, T, Architecture of the Gollins Melvin Ward Partnership

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Apr 2001
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