The existing Abbey and Abbey church is located on a site to the west of Reading. We have completed a new archive store and library to house the abbey’s existing book and manuscript archive. The archive store is designed to meet the requirements of BS5454, and use a passive design to moderate and control the internal environment. The archive includes a high amount of thermal mass to moderate the environment of the space. In addition the building has a ground source heat pump system to provide both cooling and heating to the space.  Completed July 2010.

Client: Douai Abbey

Architect: David Richmond & Partners




Douai Abbey Library, Berkshire

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