Lionel Bowen Library was officially opened as the Bowen Library on Sunday 25 August 1991 and is named after the late Deputy Prime Minister Lionel Bowen, in appreciation of the contribution he made to the local community. Randwick City Council was looking to replace the existing motorised compactus shelving unit, which is housed in a public space of the library on level 1, as it has reached the end of its life.
CSM were engaged to remove the entire existing unit comprising of 18 moving rows and one central pillar with floor rails and supply and install a new CSM fixed track power operated compactus storage unit. The local studies materials and archives were carefully housed on site in crates and returned to the new unit.
CSM were the successful tenderer due to their knowledge and expertise in dismantling an existing unit and installing a CSM product that was the best solution for this project, all within a public space, minimising the impact on the staff and library patrons.
Features of the new power operated compactus unit include: