Oldham's double bill

The new library is entered via the adjacent gallery building, completed by Pringle Richards Sharratt in 2002.

Pringle Richards Sharratt's new library and learning centre joins its four-year-old Gallery Oldham in the city's burgeoning cultural quarter. This phase of the project may be PFI, but the architect has triumphed, creating a striking, highly usable space.

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