Third Library Building Officially Opens

By Tania Costantini

News

21st Sep 2015

Part of the Third Library Building at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth has been re-opened two years after a fire on the roof damaged six floors.

National Library of Wales

WRW undertook the refurbishment work which was funded by Welsh Government and has seen five floors of offices restored together with a new staff entrance on the lower ground floor and full refurbishment of the Atrium. Work commenced in February this year with the Library remaining operational to both public and staff throughout the duration of the project.

National Library of Wales Atrium

Deputy culture minister Ken Skates officially opened the building at a ceremony on Monday. During his visit, the Deputy Minister also presented the Library with a certificate marking its achievement of Archive Service Accreditation status - a UK-wide quality standard scheme for archive services. The ceremony was also attended by Sir Deian Hopkin, President at The National Library of Wales and Avril E. Jones, Director of Collections and Public Programmes

National Library of Wales Fire

Firefighters tackling the blaze on the roof at the National Library of Wales in 2013

Other work currently being undertaken by WRW at the Grade II Listed National Library of Wales includes the construction of a six storey steel framed building within the existing courtyard. This project is due for completion early next year.

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