Clapton Library

TOUR on Monday 29 November 2010, 7pm

Designed by Edwin Cooper this Carnegie-funded library originally opened on 17 January 1914. But, after nearly 100 years of lending books the fabric of the building was in desperate need of updating. Shepheard Epstein Hunter was commissioned to design an extension and restore the original fabric of this Grade II listed Edwardian building. The striking extension provides more space and comfort than previously, improved facilities for all users, better disabled access, a new area for private study, a meeting room available for community use, and quiet reading areas complete with hot drinks. The work has been shortlisted for the Hackney Design Awards.

An architect from Shepheard Epstein Hunter will lead a tour round the library and present a brief slide show on the restoration and extension.


outside Clapton Library, Northwold Road, London E5


FREE to members, £5.00 non-members

To book

Phone 07771 225183 or email

This page was added on 16/06/2010.