This former Library and Museum is Grade II listed in the 1930s Art Deco Style.
We were commissioned by Bassetlaw District Council to undertake a Measured Survey of this Grade II listed Central Library and Museum and the immediate site.
We undertook a Conservation Management Plan, to understand the areas of significance, what matters and why, and how to conserve and manage it. This informed basis, plans were used to develop a programme of repair, restoration and proposals for change.
We undertook a Building Condition Survey to record the condition of the building, highlighting areas of failure or concern through written reports and annotated photographs, identifying the possible causes of the deterioration and our conservation recommendations.
We undertook an Options Appraisal to clarify the needs of the building, identifying a number of options, including approximate costs and end value. We used the report to assess the benefits and disadvantages before selecting a preferred option.
The conservation principles were developed with a view to Bassetlaw District Council securing an external operator for this building and incorporating these principles into any future tenancy agreements.
The Library was successful in securing an agreement with the Aurora Cancer Charity, for which Carl is now a Trustee and hopes to see major changes to the building over the next few years.
Following the commission of Worksop Central Library and Museum, Carl was asked to design a series of entrances to the Canch, the area in which the Library is located. This was part of a larger refurbishment and regeneration scheme by Bassetlaw District Council. The three entrances were designed taking into consideration the Art Deco Style of the original 1930’s Library.
- Worksop Library and Museum
- Bassetlaw District Council
- Conservation Management Plan and Options Study
- Grade II