Forest Gate library in east London has attracted more than 26,000 visitors since it opened two weeks ago. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects for Newham council, the layout encourages maximum use of the facilities by siting the local advisory centre at the rear of the complex, drawing visitors through the library. The project team included Mansell as contractor, Cundall Johnston and Partners as M&E engineers, with Gleeds as QS.