Pimlico Primary School

“ We had a tight deadline. I wasn’t sure it would be possible but BookSpace designed, manufactured and installed in just over
2 months! ”
Catherine Burge, Headteacher

Pimlico Primary School

Pimlico Primary is a free school, which is part of the Future Academies Trust, sponsored by Lord and Lady Nash.


Pimlico Primary wanted to install a new library that would help pupils to further their positive relationship with reading. As an expanding school, where over 70% of children speak English as an additional language, providing high quality texts for children to enjoy is a top priority.

Just over 2 months from the initial briefing meeting, a brand new jungle-themed library was installed. The staff, governors, parents and, most importantly, the children are ecstatic!


“Our old library consisted of adult bookcases and a more limited range of books,” says Catherine Burge, Headteacher. One of the school rules is, ’We come to school to learn – we learn new words every day and speak in sentences.’ The modelling of accurate grammar and exposure to high quality texts are prerequisites to enabling children to speak accurately. Pimlico Primary’s library is now filled with knowledge-rich books.

How BookSpace helped

Inspired by a TED talk on libraries, Catherine’s brief to BookSpace was simple. To create an exciting, vibrant, jungle-themed library that would enhance how pupils viewed reading and books. It was June and the school was keen to get the new library installed ready for the new academic year. “I wasn’t sure it would be possible to design, manufacture and install a new library in the short time we had but I was wrong. BookSpace did a fantastic job and despite it being quite a complicated design the fitters were amazing and in just 2 days they’d transformed our library completely!” says Catherine.


“The children love it,” says Catherine. “Every class visits the library at least once a week and they take home at least two books.”

“ BookSpace showed us lots of different designs. One option stood out for us but we still wanted to make changes. The designers were very accommodating and adapted the designs until we were happy with the final result. ”

The BookSpace team is dedicated to designing the perfect library for your school and our library consultants along with our designers spend many hours developing plans and visuals to make sure we create a library with which you are 100% happy.

Our free design service is extremely popular because of the high quality bespoke attention we give to each unique project. As a small company you will appreciate that we don’t always have the capacity and resources to make the service available to every school who is refurbishing their library. So we would like to understand more about your plans in order to assess whether our service and products provide the best match for your needs.

If you are interested in our free design service please complete the form below, it should take no longer than 5 minutes. We will assess your application alongside the others we receive and let you know if we are able to offer you one of our free design service slots.

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