Case Study

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre
  • Client

    Herefordshire Council

  • Sector area

    Public sector

  • Main contractor

    Kier Construction

  • Project

    Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Location

    South West, Hereford

  • Date

    May to June 2014

  • Description

    Protecting Herefordshire’s archives and ensuring they can stay in the county will now be assured after the construction of a cost-efficient and purpose-built records facility at Rotherwas, Hereford. Previously the majority of the county’s archive records were stored at a building in Hereford that did not meet the required environmental and access standards. The new £8.1 million facility brings the archive, the county’s archaeology unit, the historic environment record, and the biological records centre together in one building, and also offers a dedicated educational room and improved facilities and access for the public. The new building is also much more energy efficient, because of the leading edge “passivhaus” design. Main contractor Kier selected Avonline Flooring to install new flooring throughout the centre.

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