Bodleian Underground Bookstore, Oxford

The project involved refurbishment works to three Grade I listed buildings: the Radcliffe Camera, the Old Bodleian Library and the Belowground Bookstore beneath Radcliffe Square. The work to the Camera, designed by James Gibbs in 1749 and one of Oxford’s most iconic buildings, involved the careful construction of a new basement to house a DDA lift and staircase. The improved access allows readers to use the new reading rooms replacing existing Gladstone shelving in the Belowground Bookstore. A new DDA lift was also required within the Grade I listed 17th Century Old Bodleian Library.

Completed 2011.

Client
Bodleian Library Services

Architect
Purcell Miller Tritton

Value
£5m

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