Liverpool John Moores University - Pavilion

Liverpool John Moores University are an ambitious and forward thinking institution that challenges convention and believes passionately in the concept of ‘One University’ – a community working together to achieve common student-centred objectives within a clear strategy.

The library Pavilion extension is a brand new building within the John Foster Building courtyard, which connects to the Aldham Robarts library. It accommodates social learning space and a café. The shelving and silent study are accommodated within the existing library. As part of the extension, LJMU also hope to improve the quality of the link with the Aquinas Building.

Harry Fairclough Construction were appointed to construct the new build Pavilion. This modern, fit-for-purpose space offers LJMU students even more places to work, eat and relax.

The Pavilion provides:

  • 170 study spaces for individuals and groups
  • A silent study area
  • 75 PCs
  • A café

LJMU are also carrying out work to improve landscaping in the courtyard and create an attractive new green outdoor environment, including a brand new birch grove. The new Pavilion is in keeping with its surroundings, preserving the setting of neighbouring listed buildings and the conservation area.

We were awarded this project following a competitive tender process via the NWUPC framework agreement for the supply and installation of library furniture.

We collaborated with the client's project teams and Shepard Robson architects who were involved in the space planning and selection of furniture.

We supplied loose furniture throughout the building which included ranges from Hay, Orangebox, Actiu and Arper. The unique curved shape of the building creates an intimate atmosphere despite the large open space.

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