30th January 17
Founded in 1910, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni comprises of a multi-media library, the Ciné lumière, a language center and the French bistro, welcoming 200,000 people each year. The Institut Français du Royaume-Uni are part of the Institut Français worldwide network promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity.
Cosmur Construction (London) Ltd were appointed as Principal Contractors to undertake the design development and construction delivery of the refurbishment of the Institut Francais Library and respective offices in South Kensington, London.
The project included a replacement lift to access all floors of the library, which in turn required extensive structural work to the existing building. As the existing footprint of the building could not be expanded, innovative design solutions were required to create additional space for the library’s extensive collection.
Scope of works:
Client: The Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Consultant: AMR Consultants