The proposed revamp of Oxford University’s New Bodleian Library in the UK has received planning permission and listed building consent.
Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the £78m ($112.9m) transformation will create storage space for the library’s collection.
The renovation will begin next year in the Weston Library, which will feature a new glass frontage with a large entrance hall, exhibition rooms and a cafe.
The new Weston Library is expected to open in 2015, according to oxfordmail.co.uk.
New semi-pedestrianised public space will be created between the new Weston Library and the Clarendon Building.
The project secured £25m ($36.2m) each from Oxford University Press and Garfield Weston Foundation towards the scheme.
The Grade II-listed New Bodleian Library was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1940.