Our team supported the Libraries Team with the technical aspects of their agreement with Peabody to lease the ground floor of the Nest Community Building, which was to accommodate community facilities and the new Thamesmead Library. Our team supported on lease negotiations with Peabody and their technical consultants, overseeing the library floor ‘shell and core’ works and the procurement and administration of the library fit-out works through a Design and Build contract.


  • Client

    Bexley Libraries

  • Contractor

    Cosmur Construction Limited

  • Contract Value


  • Duration

    15 months

  • Estimated Value


  • Contract Type

    JCT Design and Build 2016

The scheme is designed around the concept of a swan’s nest with a contemporary internal design of the new 357 sqm library area incorporating a number of unique features including a children’s library area within the ‘birds nest’ surrounded by bamboo reeds. Other features include a display of a local artist’s sculpture hung from the library ceiling, a business meeting facility and state of the art IT suite all for local community use.

Martin Arnold played an integral role in the delivery of this project to ensure the scheme was delivered within a reasonable time period and cost due to the unprecedented delays and issues that were experienced during the course of the works.

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