University College London Estates and Facilities Division
Structural Engineer

University College London (UCL) – Wilkins Library

The Wilkins Library is the original London University building, and lies at the heart of UCL’s city centre campus. It is Grade I listed and of significant historical importance to the University and English Heritage. The building accommodates the main arts and languages libraries to the University.
Our work has spanned from 2004 to 2012 in 3 phases as part of an overall masterplan.

Phase One comprised of inserting a new lift and helical stair from ground to second floor, whilst maintaining the integrity of several valuable pieces of art built into the adjacent walls.

The works were completed in 2005 and won the Camden Quality Awards 2007 Highly Commended.

Later works included remodelling of the library space and most recently a glass ‘oculus’ structure to support the statue of St Michael.

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University College London (UCL) – Wilkins Library