Feature Project - Lincoln Library and Service Centre

Client Selwyn District Council
Consultants Architect: Warren & Mahoney
Quantity Surveyers: Aecam
Mechanical, Electrical Engineering: Cosgroves
Structural: Holmes
Value $3.4 million
Programme 44 weeks
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Lincoln Library making it's mark
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Lincoln Library and Service Centre:

This project won a Public Architecture Award at the Canterbury NZ Institute of Architects Awards - the jury comments on the project below provide an overview of the build.

A principal achievement of the Lincoln Library is its integration with the public realm - a generous gesture to the main street on one side and a direct connection to community courtyards on the other. The building consists of a repetitive portal-frame structure with a colonnade-cum-veranda covering the footpath. The regular bays allowed for a flexible approach during the planning phase, and the open plan interior now meets ever-changing community needs. The architects have achieved crisp, elegant detailing, with well resolved steel junctions and connections. The interior is neat, efficient, yet adaptable, and well inhabited by staff and users.

The project consisted of the following:

  • Demolition of existing community services building
  • The physical relocation of the existing library to another location in the district
  • Construction of the new library and service centre


"James and his team were 100% professional throughout a particularly complex project. Image pushed hard to keep to timeframes, proactively looking for savings whilst protecting the integrity and safety of the build project, liaised well with the architects and council project managers and met every expectation of them. Their professionalism, customer service and helpfulness are excellent."

Selwyn District Council


Public Architecture
Job: Lincoln Library and Service Centre

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