This contract was for the partial refurbishment over three floors of the Finsbury Library. This library and support centre is an essential local amenity, which accommodates the Old Street Area Housing Office, along with the library staff and associated public service functions.

The refurbishment has provided an updated clean light and welcoming public facility, which the public can enjoy and the council staff feel safe and are able to work in a pleasant atmosphere. All works were successfully completed, with the project delivered on time.

A warm welcoming feel was provided by timber panelling and contrasting colours in the entrance area, with the offices benefitting from a new suspended ceiling providing clean lines.

The existing vaulted ceiling in the lending library was cleaned and repainted, together with the installation of new strip lighting. The basement area was also cleaned and re-decorated, and new low energy strip lighting was also installed. Post our appointment in order to support our Client’s then accelerated programme, we also undertook evening and weekend working.

“I found Diamond Build to be extremely competent contractors who worked with a positive, collaborative ethos throughout both contracts. They were built to an exceptionally high standard of construction and finish and the client and I were extremely pleased with the end results.” – Fiona Monkman, Design Team Leader


London Borough of Islington


JCT Intermediate

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