Renovation work on the 150-year-old, Liverpool Central Library in the UK will begin in November.
The work will be carried out by Inspire Partnership, a joint venture between Amber Infrastructure and Shepherd Construction.
The £50m ($75m) renovation will see the full restoration of the Grade II-listed parts of the building including the Hornby Library and Oak Reading Rooms.
The sections behind the façade will be rebuilt to accommodate the new Liverpool Record Office.
The new building is scheduled to reopen at the end of 2012.