Following an application from a member of our local South West committee, we are delighted to announce the listing of Saltash Library at Grade 2.
The Library was designed by Royston Summers alongside the County Architect FK Hicklin in 1961 and opened in 1963. The architect described the building as ‘The most Corbusier building in Britain’. Its impressive double storey fronted glass façade with curved concrete columns and swept up aerofoil roof has common features with his Palace of Assembly at Chandigarh, India (1951-62). Pevsner stated it exhibits a powerful presence and described it as “one of the most innovative of the County Architect’s post-war oeuvre”. The design is based on the proportions of the human figure of Corbusier’s modular system.