Answer: Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016 Views: 31
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very aware of the temperature in the library. Unfortunately we have an old heating system, and we cannot regulate the temperature on the radiators, so they are either off or on. The heating is centrally controlled for the whole of the workshop block. We asked for it to be turned down the week before last, which did improve the temperature. However, it continues to be very mild for November. We work with our LCC Estates and Maintenance teams and I requested that the temperature be turned down on Monday this week. This has I hope brought the temperatures to comfortable levels. The Learning Zone heating is also now fully functioning so we have a common temperature throughout Library Services spaces.
Unfortunately we will not be able to introduce air conditioning as this would be a very costly project. I do understand that opening the windows introduces noise from works outside college. Hopefully the contractors have nearly finished the noisiest processes taking place directly outside the library. LCC Senior Management, Estates and Health and Safety staff have been working with Transport For London to try and minimise disruption, and a lot of this project took place during the summer. In the long term it will mean we have a far better, safer space to enjoy right outside college.
Thank you again for your comments, and please do keep letting us know what you think.
Learning Resources Manager
London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle