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Matchbox Liverpool

Contemporary Liverpool Architecture for Urban Splash – design by shedkm architects

21 Apr 2008


Location: Speke Rd, Garston, south Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England, UK

Date built: 2001-06

Design: shedkm, based in Liverpool

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offices and workshops project for Urban Splash

17 acre site incl. Matchbox office building (above)

The Mersey Match Factory, later known as The Matchworks, is a former match factory on Speke Road, Garston, Liverpool, England. The factory closed in 1994, and has since been converted into offices and workshops. It had opened in 1921, having been built for Maguire, Paterson and Palmer, and later used by Bryant and May. The factory was the first building in the United Kingdom to be constructed using the flat-slab concrete technique. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

shedkm and Urban Splash have worked on many projects together including:

Matchworks on Speke Road, Garston, Liverpool
Vanilla Factory and Tea Factory in the Ropewalks, Liverpool
the Collegiate on Shaw Street, Liverpool
Moho, Manchester
Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

All have received major awards for their design and innovation.

Matchbox Liverpool images / information from Urban Splash

Matchbox building architects : shedkm

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