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Birmingham – Library Theatre (2009)

Building Type: 

Public Building


Buro Happold

Mechanical Contractor:



The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million, is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city’s redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe.

Buro Happold designed the greywater recycling system with support from Aquality Trading & Consulting Ltd.