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Library and Arts Tower, University of Sheffield

A Grade II* Listed Building in Walkley, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3827 / 53°22'57"N

Longitude: -1.4878 / 1°29'15"W

OS Eastings: 434169

OS Northings: 387437

OS Grid: SK341874

Mapcode National: GBR 9CK.J6

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.37TL

Entry Name: Library and Arts Tower, University of Sheffield

Listing Date: 30 March 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457011

Location: Sheffield, S3

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Walkley

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield Broomhill St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


SHEFFIELD

SK3487SW WESTERN BANK
784-1/22/930 Library and Arts Tower, University
30/03/93 of Sheffield

II*

University library and linked arts tower. 1959 (library) and
1962-5 (arts tower). By Gollins, Melvin Ward and Partners.
Library clad in Portland stone on brick base; glazing with
turquoise tint; flat roof. Arts tower fully glazed in
transparent and obscure glass panels with metal mullions. Flat
roof. Library of square plan with one main floor above ground
containing reading room and further stack floors below. Arts
tower of rectangular plan, lecture theatres in basement;
departments above. 18 storeys high. Curtain walling with solid
panels below window sill height. Library with floor to ceiling
glazing to reading room with thick painted mullions closely
spaced. Portland stone strip above (deep) and below
(narrower). Entrance fully glazed with gallery.
(Aldous Tony: Architecture of the Gollins, Melvin Ward
Partnership).


Listing NGR: SK3416987437

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SHEFFIELD

SK3487SW WESTERN BANK
784-1/22/930 Library and Arts Tower, University
30/03/93 of Sheffield

II*

University library and linked arts tower. 1959 (library) and
1962-5 (arts tower). By Gollins, Melvin Ward and Partners.
Library clad in Portland stone on brick base; glazing with
turquoise tint; flat roof. Arts tower fully glazed in
transparent and obscure glass panels with metal mullions. Flat
roof. Library of square plan with one main floor above ground
containing reading room and further stack floors below. Arts
tower of rectangular plan, lecture theatres in basement;
departments above. 18 storeys high. Curtain walling with solid
panels below window sill height. Library with floor to ceiling
glazing to reading room with thick painted mullions closely
spaced. Portland stone strip above (deep) and below
(narrower). Entrance fully glazed with gallery.
(Aldous Tony: Architecture of the Gollins, Melvin Ward
Partnership).


Listing NGR: SK3416987437

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