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762 New British Library: Phase 1A: Stages: 1AA & 1AB

New British Library:
Phase 1A: Stages: 1AA & 1AB

March ‘86 to April ’92, 7 Years
Value: £450m
Site based with SO (Superintendent Officer = Contract Administrator = Resident Architect)
Project Management: PSA Projects
Architect: Colin St. John Wilson & Partners Ltd.
Construction Management:  Laing Management Ltd.

Design Life and Quality:

This project has a design life of ‘Long life and maintainable’ appropriate for public buildings, meaning a minimum of 120 years, for the building and its fit-out, whilst the structure and substructure design life were 250 and 500 years respectively.  This resulted in the use of methods of construction which were a fusion of both unusual and traditional, as well as choosing tried and tested product under the then PSA MoB Method of Building scheme, BBA Agrément Certified products and systems and the specification of BSI Kitemarked product.



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- 11th April 2013 

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Green Building Specification

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