Option 3 : The third option returns to a library at the rear of the building but improves quality of space, opening up a dramatic double height space in the location of the former altar, introducing a balcony study area.
This option meets the current ground floor area of the Library, which was initially given as an outline brief. The revised brief from Haringey gives no quantified space targets but Citizens Design Bureau have used very useful data on bookshelf space from HLAG. The option 3 proposal significantly exceeds the bookshelf space in the current library but has less dedicated meeting room and storage space than the current library. The following table shows the provision: