|Ryder (Asia) Limited|
Ryder was established in 1953 as Ryder and Yates and now works across the UK from offices in Newcastle, London, Glasgow and Liverpool and internationally from our Hong Kong office and through Ryder Alliance with partner offices in Australia and Spain. Projects range in value from £50,000 to £300m in the civic, education, healthcare, infrastructure, leisure, manufacturing, office, residential and science sectors.
|Newcastle City Library|
The brief was to provide a building to 'delight and inspire' and to create a model for twenty first century library facilities. The library has been widely acclaimed by the public, staff and stakeholders. It is a civic landmark and a meeting place. It accommodates a range of supporting facilities, a cafe, crèche and public meeting and exhibition spaces. It is fully accessible, inclusive and close to public transport. It is environmentally responsible, accessible, inclusive and fun - a 'living room for the city'. The design proposals, for both the exterior and the interior, including furniture and stock arrangement, were developed through extensive public, user and staff consultation.
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