Willetton Library Refurbishment
With a limited budget and tight timeline, the challenge was to refresh this local library to provide amenity and serviceability for the community with minimal intervention.
The project is, by its nature, sustainable – extending the life of an outdated and tired building for an additional 5-10 years. A more attractive building with improved facilities = social sustainability.
Retaining as much of the existing structure as practical, the refurbishment re-uses the existing hot water and chiller/boiling water units; LED light fixtures and air conditioning (re-conditioned and extended). The building now meets current Section J with the inclusion of ceiling insulation and new low-e glass in existing aluminum windows. Additional windows increase daylight access limiting the reliance on artificial lighting, reducing glare and opening the interior up to the new low water-use landscape and existing trees.
New elements are bolt fixed so that they can be re-located and re-used in other City of Canning facilities.
Low water use plumbing fixtures exceed the minimum requirements and recyclable materials are used where possible, most notably in the carpet tiles.