Clitheroe Royal Grammar School – York Street Library

This scheme was the modernisation and improvement of the Library facility at the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School 6th Form which was originally built in 1912.

Works involved careful removal and preservation of now redundant benching, wall panelling, and other historical fittings, formation of a new insulated floor, heating upgrades, electrical works, ventilation, and fit-out of book cases and benching for student use.

Prior to the main works commencing we had erected a full scaffold internally and refinished the old plastered ceiling with minimum disruption to the school service.

A Minstrel’s Gallery was demolished by hand to avoid structural issues and a new steel framed mezzanine floor was built with fireproofing, silent floor to avoid sound transmission, a glazed balcony rail to allow light passage, and oak woodwork and staircase for access.

Windows were replaced with conservation type units to replicate the old, leaky fittings.

Part of the original ceiling was removed completely and a new ventilation unit housed in the attic space with a structural platform formed and finished below the unit before it was lowered to its final position.

The old floor was removed and a new suspended floor installed in timber joists with insulation and underfloor heating to allow free access from all entrances and remove the need for a passenger lift as had been in use previously.

Full decoration and flooring was carried out, energy efficient lighting fixed, and full CCTV and Wifi systems installed to give students access to a modern and usable facility.