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The Hive Wins Civic Building of the Year Award

The Hive – Britain’s first joint University and public library - is celebrating yet another win for its iconic building and contribution to the community.

The national award for ‘Outstanding Public Building’ from the SCALA (Society for Construction & Architecture in Local Authorities) Civic Building of the Year Award was bestowed on The Hive in recognition of the stylish and practical design of the building and its success as a community and academic facility for all.

Since The Hive was opened by HM The Queen in July 2012 it has achieved thirteen awards, been nominated for 45, has welcomed over 1.2 million visitors and loaned over 1.3 million books.

Commenting on the success of the building, Professor David Green, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Worcester, said: “We are delighted that The Hive has won yet another award. The recognition The Hive has achieved is a testament to the creativity, innovation and vision of the architects and the two partnerships.”

Adrian Hardman, Leader of Worcestershire County Council, added: “This award is wonderful news and further evidence of what an outstanding building and service The Hive is for Worcestershire.”

The Hive is a joint project between the University and Worcestershire County Council, bringing the library services of the two together under one roof, along with the Council’s archive and archaeology service and customer contact centre.