In 2007/2008 I worked for 10 months (part time) as Interim Director of Information Services at Royal Holloway University of London. One of my key tasks was to lead the development of one floor of the Bedford Library to provide a range of study facilities.

The project resulted in the creation  of new space called tlc@bedford. We hired Nomad RDC to help with the development. Nomad helped collect begin a conversation with the staff and students about the type of spaces that they would like and developed an excellent design for the space

tlc@bedford has a range of spaces from individual quiet space to flexible group space,

such as the ‘japanese tea house’ shown in some of the photographs. Bench style technology rich spaces also provide opportunities for group work, with white boards attached to the back of library shelving for groups to share ideas, and privacy curtains to divide up the space as needed.  The project also created a new desk and a separate self service area. Overall the project provided a new service offering for students, revamped the entrance to giving easier access and added a ‘wow’ factor with an interactive electronic Koi carp pond at the entrance.

As well as the photos of tlc@bedford on this page there are other images here You can take a look at the Royal Holloway University tlc@bedford site by clicking here