Burhamthorpe Library Redevelopment

Burnhamthorpe Library Redevelopment

Estimated Cost
$16.6 million

Architect
ZAS Architects

Contractor
PCL Constructors

Background
According to the City of Mississauga's Strategic Plan, one of the City's strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The Burnhamthorpe Branch Library, which serves a local population of over 60,000 residents, is located in a community with significant newcomer populations. Constructed in 1974, the award-winning building houses a public library, 201-seat theatre, meeting rooms, and storage space, and provides a wide range of services.

Objectives/Benefits
The renovation project will address lifecycle maintenance needs, modernization of library space, accessibility barriers, consolidation of service points, introduction of self-service technology, a redesign of the entrance and lobby as multiuse spaces, improved exterior linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities and enable a partnership with Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Redevelopment of the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library will address lifecycle maintenance needs to extend the life of the building by 25 years, including replacement of roof, lobby windows, public washroom fixtures and carpets; upgrades to HVAC system and fire systems; green technologies for energy efficiencies.

To be more effective at meeting the needs of it users, library space will be modernized; service points consolidated; self-service technology introduced; entrance and lobby space redesigned; accessibility barriers addressed; parking lot flow corrected; linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities improved. Space will also be created to permit a partnership between the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library and Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre to develop a community hub for residents and provide opportunities for joint programming and cost sharing.

For a glimpse of the new library click on:
Project Drawings

Construction Completed

 

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