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Dec 8, 2014

0 Point Eight Ltd awarded a national framework.

Apr 8, 2013
0 Point Eight were delighted with the response they got from staff and users of the recently refubished Binfield Library in Berkshire. Eager library users were the first to see improvements at Binfield Library following a three-week revamp.
Mar 18, 2013
0 Point Eight have yet again demonstrated their expertise in designing school libaries as for the second year running, we are in the SLA School Library Design Award finals!
Nov 7, 2012

Cheltenham College made it through to the final three libraries nominated for the 'School Library Design Award'. Out of the 23 libraries nominated, six were visited by a judging panel with only three making it through to the final.

Jun 16, 2012

Specialist library interior designer and manufacturer 0 Point Eight Ltd is delighted to announce it has secured a position on a YPO framework for the supply of specialist fitted furniture.

May 11, 2012

0 Point Eight were chosen by national building contractor, Speller Metcalfe and Gispen BV, to provide the specialist joinery package for King's School Boathouse, a prestigious new £2.5m facility designed by Associated Architects.

Apr 10, 2012
Dudley Libraries Team Wins EDGE Award with 0 Point Eight Design.  Dudley scooped first prize for innovation and development at the prestigious International EDGE Awards 2012 ceremony in Edinburgh.
Mar 20, 2012

0 Point Eight was toasting its success at the Education Show 2012 which took place at the NEC last week.  Buyers, educators and librarians from all around the UK flocked to the stand which demonstrated 0 Point Eight's breadth of offering for the education sector, from libraries to reception fitout and from IT suites and Learning Resource Centres to lecture theatres.

Feb 21, 2012
0 Point Eight is delighted to announce it has become a Gold member of CILIP's supplier network.

As one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of library furniture and interiors. 0 Point Eight has become a gold member of the Institute's busines network, it's highest possible status.

Feb 20, 2012
The 0 Point Eight eShop has gone live with the sale of book display and promotion products.  Visitors to the web site at www.point8shop.co.uk can chose from a whole host of great display ideas and products.
Feb 13, 2012
0 Point Eight is about to launch a new online shop offering a range of book & retail display and promotion items.   All products are manufactured by Point Eight. Managing Director Andrew Wall says, "As a manufacturer, we can offer the lowest prices.  We are so confident that you can't buy our poducts cheaper elsewhere that we are offering a price match promise."
Jan 12, 2012

0 Point Eight is delighted to support National Libraries Day which takes place on 4th February 2012. It will be the finale to a week of events that will celebrate libraries and librarians, and highlight the importance of reading.

Dec 10, 2011

Are you involved in libraries for schools, colleges and universities? Do you want to find out how we can help you create compelling, inspiring study and reading areas for your students? Then why not visit us at the Education Show at the NEC in March?

Aug 26, 2011

A new corporate video for 0 Point Eight opens the door to visitors.

Jun 28, 2011

0 Point Eight launches Stax - a new modular shelving system that can be built in minutes - and no tools needed.  Stax has been designed around pre-assembled, modular base units and shelves which simply stack one on top of the other with no fuss!

May 20, 2011

0 Point Eight Ltd, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of libraries and commercial interiors, has launched a new web site to better reflect the breadth and quality of work it undertakes.

May 9, 2011

Join us at the Schools Library Assocation Weekend Training Course in June.

May 3, 2011

Save the date!  Visit us at CILIP’s Umbrella 2011 Conference & Exhibition.

Apr 11, 2011

0 Point Eight get publishers "in a spin" at the London Book Fair

Cheltenham library reaches finals!

Nov 7, 2012

Cheltenham College made it through to the final three libraries nominated for the 'School Library Design Award'. Out of the 23 libraries nominated, six were visited by a judging panel with only three making it through to the final.

The library, named the Chatfeild-Roberts Library, was given a large donation by a former pupil, Mr John Chatfeild-Roberts of over £675,000 to aid the refurbishment. It was opened in September 2011, having been completely refurbished as part of the college's wider development plan. Also refurbished in the same period was a Biology lab, our main theatre space, with new drama classrooms and a dance studio. The next stage is a new girls' boarding House, set to open in September 2013 and refurbished Chemistry and Physics labs this summer.

The Chatfeild-Roberts Library now includes a new and specific Higher Education and Careers area, iPad kiosks and a contemporary modern feel set against a traditional backdrop. Designed to encourage pupils to study independently, it offers a much better space for more structured study, a more welcoming environment, complete with comfy sofas as well as desks, and flexibility for all users. There are plugs at every desk for pupils to use their laptops and break out rooms, including a resources room with places for 30 laptops, for collaborative work. There is also a large screen TV for presentations that can be moved into the Library. Already we are noticing an increase in pupils using it.

The feature that is particularly popular with pupils is the new catalogue access and library management system, provided on iPads that stand in kiosks. An interactive map facility shows pupils where a book can be located and most books can be identified by a picture of the front cover. All in all it makes finding resources in the library much easier and more intuitive for the pupils.

Mrs Ginette Doyle, College Head Librarian, commented:

"Our previous Library, although set in a beautiful building, was very traditional with fixed shelving and very little technology. The new design is a wonderful blend of heritage and contemporary design and it is this blend which has caught the eye of the judges. Our Chatfeild-Roberts Library is now a light, airy and open space which encourages study through its lovely, calm atmosphere.

The Symondson University and Careers Library is also adjacent to the main library, giving pupils more opportunities to prepare for life after College. What is perhaps the most significant however, is that pupils have told us that whereas previously they never used the library, they now come in every day. I don’t think we could hope for a better testimonial.”