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Plans for the redevelopment of the British Library site at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire have been given the go-ahead.
The British Library submitted an application to Leeds City Council in April 2021 for the redevelopment of its site on the Thorp Arch Trading Estate (TATE).
The project includes the demolition of existing buildings on the site and the construction of a 28-metre high, 57,000 sq ft Net Zero archive building, which will feature a public viewing gallery and 220km of extra shelf space.
The project will include an extensive renovation of the nearby 1970s Brutalist-style Urquhart Building for the library’s 550 on-site staff, including a new reading room, restaurant and café for visitors.
New and improved green spaces will also be created to support biodiversity and enhance the natural environment surrounding the site.
The council has now granted planning permission for the works, subject to conditions, under delegated powers.
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