Lots happening inside the new Brentwood branch
It may seem to some that all work has stopped at Brentwood's new library branch. That is not so, however. The project is still on time, but it may be more difficult to spot exactly what is happening.
The heating /cooling ducts are being run throughout the branch. This picture also shows the sprinkler system. Electricians are hard at work stringing wires throughout the building. All of this infrastructure will naturally be hidden when the branch is finished.
The first curtainwall (window) panels arrived on site last week. Soon window installation will commence. The masonry work is ready to start and progress will be made with stone and brick laying, shortly.
In the "old branch", the ceiling's Douglad Fir beams were stained a greyish colour. That has been stripped off and we will get a chance to admire the magnificent beams "au naturel".
This image is taken from the third floor (staff offices) looking south over the area destined to house the adult print and audiovisual collections. There will also be a number of computers and a cosy living room space in front of the fire place.
Apart from these architectural features, furniture has been ordered, and designers are busy preparing sketches of the preschool area on the main floor.
Keep your eyes peeled! There is a lot more happening than it appears. You will get a chance to see it when the branch opens in late summer 2012.