Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 18 125 m² gross internal area
divided into
25 Open access services 8 736 m² (including, open plan computer areas, student lounge and the café)
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual Two Language Labs - Area 178 m². Audio visual equipment (combination of plasma screens and data projects linked to dedicated pcs and associated equipment) has also been provided in group study rooms, lecture theatre, computer training room and meeting rooms.
27 Computers Dedicated computer rooms – 551 m². 2 open access computer rooms and a computer training
28 Special collections Reading room - 239 m². Restricted access special collections store included in item 34 closed access stacks
29 Seminar room(s) 21 Group study rooms have been equipped with audio visual equipment. – 429 m².
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space Small exhibition spaces on Ground and 1st floors
31 Lecture hall Seats 80-100. Area 95 m²
32 Public refreshments Franchised café on site
33 Administration and staff areas 2 487 m² (including staff areas associated with café)
34 Closed access stacks 504 m²
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 4 906 m² (including plant rooms and stores)
36 Further information 4
37 Number of reader seats (total) 2 360
divided into
38 Audiovisual 10
39 Computers 500
40 Seminar room(s) 350
41 Regular 1500
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 2 000 000 volumes
43 Open access stacks 1 500 000 volumes
44 Closed access stacks 500 000 volumes
45 Compact shelving 1,000,000 volumes (Included in 43 and 44)
46 Audiovisual materials 100 linear metres
47 Other N/A
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 102
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Combination of natural and mechanical displacement ventilation in open plan areas with chilled beam comfort cooling in three areas with high concentration of PCs.
50 Heating Heated using waste heat from data centre and ground source heat pumps with backup gas-fired boilers.
51 Lighting Fluorescent general lighting, compact fluorescent and metal halide feature lighting. Automatic controls in open plan areas.
52 Acoustics Extensive acoustic modeling carried out at design stage. Acoustic ceiling tiles and wall paneling installed where recommended by model. Carpet installed in open plan areas provided large areas of acoustic absorbent. Main circulation stair enclosed. Floors zoned in to quiet study and whisper zones which are clearly defined within the building. Group activities catered for in dedicated group study rooms. Mechanical and electrical plant design to meet specific acoustic standards.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators Two 17 person passenger lifts and one 2000kG service lift.
54 Book transportation system None
55 Theft detection Book detection systems have been installed at the short loan area and the exit from the building (Trevor Lyttle could provide further information on these systems if required). The entrance and exit to the building are covered by CCTVs as is the external perimeter of the building. Access to the special collections store and reading room is restricted. The areas are alarmed and are covered by CCTVs.
56 Building management system Fully networked electronic building management system as manufactured by Trend Ltd
57 Type of IT infrastructure The McClay Library is on the University’s wired and wireless network and connected to JANET.
58 Other