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Liverpool Architecture News 2016

Liverpool Architectural News

Merseyside Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Liverpool Architecture Designs – chronological list

Liverpool Building News – current updates

29 Nov 2016
Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Prescot, Knowsley
Design: Helm Architecture wilth Austin-Smith: Lord LLB
Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Knowsley
image from architects
Shakespeare North Theatre Building
Architects appointed to design £19m playhouse and education hub in Merseyside.

19 Sep 2016
Bluecoat is Oldest Building in Liverpool City Centre
Master Mason: Edward Litherland ; Engineer: Thomas Steers
Bluecoat Liverpool City Centre’s Oldest Building
image from Bluecoat
Liverpool City Centre’s Oldest Building
The city’s oldest surviving city centre building and a fine example of Queen Anne-style architecture. The builders and architects responsible for creating Bluecoat have remained unconfirmed, until now.

14 Sep 2016
Pembroke Place Building
Design: Smith and McHugh, architects, formerly McHugh Stoppard
Pembroke Studios Liverpool
image from developers
Pembroke Place Building

26 Aug 2016
National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley
Design: Matteo Cainer Architects
Papaver National Wildflower Centre
image from architects
National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley
The design of the new educational, conference and seed production complex, responds both to the site as well as the orientation and geometries of the existing buildings.

13 + 5 Jun 2016
Mann Island – RIBA to open national architecture centre in Liverpool
A “national architecture centre in the North” is to be opened by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Liverpool’s RIBA North will have conference facilities and a gallery “at its heart”, a spokeswoman said.
The institute’s president Jane Duncan said it would “explore the enormous impact that architecture and design has on our lives”.
It will open in August with an exhibition of designs for Liverpool that were never built.
Mann Island Liverpool – 5 Jun 2016

Address: RIBA North, Mann Island, Liverpool, L3 1BP.
Phone: 01517 030107
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Opening late August
A chance to explore Liverpool’s architectural audacity through some of the unconventional schemes – both realised and unrealised – and discover their influence on how Liverpool continues to evolve.
Website: Liverpool’s RIBA North

Liverpool Architecture Designs – chronological list

Liverpool Architecture Walking Tours

6 May 2016
Liverpool Lime Street Redevelopment News
Judge gives campaigners all-clear to fight Broadway Malyan’s Liverpool Lime Street Redevelopment
Design: Broadway Malyan + Austin-Smith:Lord Architects
Lime Street Liverpool Renewal
image from architect
£35m Liverpool Lime Street project would flatten historic buildings at city’s ‘gateway’
The Court of Appeal has given heritage campaigners the green light to pursue a legal challenge against Broadway Malyan’s plans to demolish a dozen historic buildings in the centre of Liverpool, reports Building Design.

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Liverpool Building News 2013

19 Aug 2013
Exhibition Centre & Hotel, central Liverpool
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Exhibition Centre Liverpool & Hotel
image from architect
Exhibition Centre & Hotel
Planning has been approved for the £40 million Exhibition Centre on Liverpool’s historical Kings Waterfront. The multi award-winning practice Denton Corker Marshall have sealed their reputation as one of the world’s foremost Exhibition and Event venue architects.

21 Jun 2013
Mersey Gateway, River Mersey
Design: FCC Construcción
Mersey Gateway Project Liverpool
image from FCC
Mersey Gateway
FCC, the Spanish infrastructure and environmental services group, has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the Mersey Gateway Bridge in Liverpool (UK). Worth approximately 600 million pounds, it is FCC’s largest-ever contract in the UK.

21 Jun 2013
Liverpool Central Library Building
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord Architects
Liverpool Central Library
photo © Keith Hunter
Liverpool Central Library Building
The Liverpool Central Library and Archive Project is a unique and prestigious scheme within the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. The project provides an 8,000sqm library and specialist archive and restores 4,000sqm of Grade II listed historic buildings on William Brown Street.
Azzurro Ltd was appointed sole FF&E supplier by Shepherd Construction and worked with and advised the architects, Austin Smith Lord, on product.

21 Mar 2013
The Florence Institute
Design: Purcell
The Florence Institute Building
photo : Ben Jones
The Florence Institute
The Florence Institute in Liverpool is in the running for two major awards. The newly renovated visitor attraction is shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award, as well as a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Building Conservation Award.

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Liverpool Building News 2012

18 Dec 2012
Art Deco Building in north west England
Littlewoods Building
photo from SAVE Britain’s Heritage
Littlewoods Building
Architectural charity SAVE Britain’s Heritage welcomes new plans to save Liverpool’s most prominent Art Deco landmark, the huge white Littlewoods building that dominates the city’s eastern approach.

24 Feb 2012
Liverpool Waterfront Objection News
Design: Chapman Taylor Architects
Liverpool Waters
image from developer
Liverpool Waterfront
Developers face a wait until June 2012 to find out whether the government will call a public inquiry into a £5.5bn skyscraper scheme for Liverpool’s northern docklands. The city council planning committee unanimously approved the Liverpool Waters plan by Peel Holdings for the 150-acre site.

1 Feb 2012
Park Brow School, Kirkby
Architects: 2020 Liverpool
Kirkby School Building
photo : Infinite 3D
Park Brow School
This building was completed for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council as a 2 form primary school for 420 pupils with a 52 place nursery. 2020 Liverpool were appointed as a multidisciplinary team to deliver this replacement school within challenging time and budget constraints, as part of government’s primary capital program.

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Merseyside Development Updates in 2011

31 Oct 2011
Liverpool Building Photographs
The Bluecoat Arts Centre
photo © Adrian Welch
Liverpool Building Photographs

8 Aug 2011
Alsop High School, Walton
Design: 2020 Liverpool
The Alsop High School
photo : Infinite 3D
Alsop High School
Architects ‘2020 Liverpool’ were appointed by Liverpool City Council to replace the mobile classrooms with a stunning 5,500 m², three-storey building comprising of varied teaching and activity areas including new dining facilities, dance and performance studios and communal social areas. The shape of the new block takes into account the existing buildings on site and addresses the long-standing problems with traffic management, student movement between buildings, undefined car parking and scattered play areas.

13 Jul + 20 May 2011
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool Building
photo © Philip Handforth
Museum of Liverpool
The new Museum of Liverpool is largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. The new Museum of Liverpool building, opening on July 19th will not only tell the story of its importance as one of the World’s great ports or about its cultural influence, such as with the Beatles phenomenon.

24 May 2011
Heating Infrastructure Project
Design: Levitt Bernstein
University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure Project
photo : Eddie Jacob
Heating Infrastructure Project
This building continues the architectural tradition of boiler houses as urban monument: sitting neatly on its site its glazed gable ends reveal glimpses of the power that hums within. The delightfully compact building has an articulated roof form that cleverly makes both reference to the architecture of its listed neighbours, whilst concealing the chillers.

28 Feb 2011
EdEn Building, Liverpool Hope University
Design: Halsall Lloyd Partnership
EdEn Building Liverpool Hope University
courtesy of Bob York
EdEn Building
“One of the challenges of sub-city university campuses is keeping the students in, during out-of-hours”, according to Vice Chancellor Prof. G. Pillay in setting up the design brief. This is true, for the academic term usually spans from September to June, in a grey and wet weather, especially in the north-west part of the country.

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Merseyside Property Developments in 2010

27 Oct 2010
Liverpool Science Park : Ryder Architecture
Liverpool Science Park
image from Ryder Architecture

7 Oct 2010
Lime Street Gateway : Glenn Howells Architects
Lime Street Gateway
photo © webbaviation

1 Jul 2010
milkandsugar exhibition : RIBA Competitions

15 Mar 2010
Paradise Street Bridge : Wilkinson Eyre – Civic Trust Awards 2010 winner
Paradise Street Bridge
photo © Tim Soar

19 Jan 2010
University of Liverpool Residences : Stride Treglown
University of Liverpool Hall of Residence
image from architect

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Liverpool Building News Archive

Liverpool Building News 2009

Merseyside Development News from 2008

Liverpool One

Liverpool Arena

Three Graces

Liverpool arts building : Bluecoat Arts centre

Liverpool residential building : Unity development

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