Lambeth Palace to get ‘state of the art’ library – first new building in 200 years

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A CGI rendering of the new library planned for Lambeth PalaceLambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace, the historic home of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury, is to receive a major update – its first in 200 years – with planning approved for a ‘state of the art’ new library building.

The advanced new library will house the palace’s vast, rare literary collection that is second only to that of the Vatican.

The winning design proposal, by Wright & Wright Architects, promises a ‘portal of knowledge’ with its planned innovations.

Clare Wright, Partner at Wright & Wright Architects, said: ‘We are delighted that the scheme has being given planning approval. It is a fantastic honour to be working on such a significant building, whose purpose resonates so powerfully with its site and context. Taking it

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