Client: London Borough of Haringey
Programme: 48 weeks
Contract: JCT IFC with Quantities
Description: Extension and Refurbishment
Coombes Croft Library is situated on the High Road opposite Tottenham Hotspur FC. The Library provides a valuable resource and service to the community with regular activities for adults and children alike. Local Councillors hold surgeries there for residents living in the Northumberland Park & White Hart Lane area assemblies.
Lengard was appointed to carry out total remodelling of the library and to construct new extensions to the front and rear of the building doubling its size. Access to site was extremely tight with dwellings to both sides and a culvert to the front. We built a bridge to get operatives and materials into the site.
A key feature was strengthening of the underground culvert roof, designed to withstand the load of the new extension spanning it. A glass floor panel with lighting was installed to highlight the culvert and this became the key design feature of the building.