Central Library Building Project Phase 2
The Central Library Building Project Phase 2 aims to improve cooling and ventilation systems throughout the Central Library
Background to the project
Student feedback has highlighted problems with temperature control in the Central Library. This building work, which will represent a substantial investment in the College’s academic and student experience, seeks to address these issues and improve the working environment.
The main phase of the project commenced in summer 2017.
The timetabling of the works has been undertaken both with a view to minimising disruption to our services during term time, and to give us the best opportunity possible to deliver material improvements to climate control on the upper two library floors of Central Library.
Central Library riser installation
Watch the riser going in.
Nearly 24 tonnes of riser, in three 9m sections, was built off-site, transported to Imperial (requiring overnight road closures) and then lowered into the building.
The video shows the unloading, and then the lift and lower which took place 24 - 26 September 2017. Three days in five minutes.
The information below is indicative and subject to change. We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.
Levels 4 and 5 closed, books relocated to level 3
|July to October||Installation of cooling and ventilation system on levels 4 and 5|
|December||Levels 4 and 5 reopen|
|December to January||Book moves (items may be unavailable at times)|
|Summer 2018||Installation of cooling and ventilation system on levels 2 and 3|