£27.4m new look on books 
for city university campus

An artist's impression of the new complex
An artist's impression of the new complex
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IMAGES showing how the biggest capital project in Hull University’s history will change its campus have been revealed.

The £27.4m redevelopment of the Brynmor Jones Library is expected to be completed next year.

The work will include a new reading room, an atrium and an open plan ground floor with a new gallery and exhibition space.

The university’s vice chancellor, Professor Calie Pistorius, said: “It has taken a lot of hard work to reach this stage and it is wonderful to be able to give a first glimpse of what the library will look like once finished.

“Once the redevelopment is complete, we will have a state-of-the-art facility that we believe our students and staff will be proud of, and prospective students will look forward to using.”

Work by main contractor BAM is under way onsite.

The project is expected to be completed by 2014 with the new reading room available to students within months.

University librarian Dr Richard Heseltine said: “The Brynmor Jones Library has a remarkable history, from its links with Philip Larkin to being at the heart of Hull’s 21st century student experience. We have worked closely with students, staff and other stakeholders to design a modern, flexible, technology-enabled library that meets the needs of all its users.”