Uni library extension complete

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A MULTI-MILLION pound university investment will see academic life transformed next month.

The recently completed £11million extension to the soon to be re-named Bill Bryson Library, in Durham City’s Stockton Road, was designed by _space architecture.

The project has seen an additional 500 study places, 30 individual and group study rooms and new computer areas added.

Librarian Jon Purcell said: “The aim of the extension was initially to create more space but I can honestly say the finished product has far surpassed our wildest dreams.”

The extension forms part of a £48million project, which also includes a partial refurbishment of the existing library and the construction of the new Palatine Centre and Durham Law School.