SWANSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Swansea Public Library
The scope of this study included evaluating two site locations: the existing library/town hall site, and the existing Town Hall Annex site on Bark Street. Compass Group Architects, LLC (CGA) developed several potential options that included new construction and additions & renovations to the existing library and town hall. The proposed design will involve the relocation of the existing 1899 library to be placed closer to the existing Town Hall so a new addition could connect these two historic structures. The exterior materials of the new construction will carefully blend the two buildings and will pick-up on the color and textures of the existing facades. The interior spaces will bring in lots of natural light with new finishes and materials that will successfully tie the interiors. The existing Swansea Town Hall will undergo extensive exterior and restorations that will bring the building back to its original condition by removing the interior partitions and exposing the existing wood trusses and arches. The project will include replacing all existing mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems with new energy efficient systems and equipment that will be easy to operate and maintain.