Lengard will be working closely with London Borough of Bexley and other funders to reinvigorate and restore this important building as a community arts hub and events space.
In 1903 members of the local council approached Andrew Carnegie who generously donated £7,000 for the construction of a public library. The architect W. Egerton designed this building in 1906 in a fine example of the ‘Free Renaissance’ style, predominately of red brick with stone enrichment and slated roof with cupola.
The building achieved a grade 2 listing in March 1996 and has many external and internal features of architectural note, eg, marble entrance columns, roundel windows, trussed roof with skylights. The main room is a single storey aisled space, with side aisles divided from central bay by triple arcade and lit by lunettes.
It was Lengard’s experience and reputation as an established Heritage Refurbishment Contractor which assisted in securing this interesting project.
Form of Contract: JCT 2011
Duration: 16 weeks