Bodleian Book Storage

Project Location

Swindon

Main Contractor

Mace Plus
Pre cast concrete company : Decomo

Project Background

A brand new book storage facility to house the lower usage items from the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The BSF will store 8.4 million books on 153 miles of shelving, with a shelf surface area equivalent to 16.5 football pitches. The £26 million facility will store collections of books, maps, manuscripts, microfilms, periodicals and newspapers from the 18th Century onwards.

Application

Product Fireseal 400 used to create a Fireseal in Precast panel joint averaging 30mm in width and 15mm deep.

Tests were carried out on panels that were supplied to us from Decomo.

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Project Start Date

January 2010

Project Completion Date

October 2010

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