Wirral Waters Pop Up Village

Wirral Waters Pop Up Village, Egerton Square Proposal, Image, Wirral Metropolitan College News

Wirral Waters Pop Up Village

Egerton Square, Wirral Metropolitan College, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, UK – design by OMI Architects

16 Mar 2017

Wirral Waters Pop Up Village News

Four Bridges Quarter at Peel Holdings’ Wirral Waters Masterplan

Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside, North West England, UK


Design: OMI Architects

OMI Architects have been selected to advance their competition winning designs for a ‘Pop Up’ village at Egerton Square adjacent to Wirral Metropolitan College.

The project will incorporate a restaurant, food hub, retail space, gallery, workshop spaces and outdoor entertainment space, centred around a new public square. This will provide local amenities for the emerging Four Bridges quarter of Peel Holdings’ Wirral Waters Masterplan.

Wirral Waters Pop Up Village

OMI’s winning solution places a collection of modular prefabricated dwelling like forms around a new public square. The gable fronted ‘house shaped’ modules can be arranged in single or double storey configuration to provide a range of different sized spaces and are designed to reinforce the idea of a village – collection of small dwellings, set around a village square.

The central square is both connected to and sheltered from the environment beyond. The scheme will create a local destination as a hub for arrival and orientation, meeting, playing, resting, refreshment, entertaining, learning and business which will serve the city and local businesses, students, visitors and residents.

The Egerton Square scheme was unveiled by Peel’s Director of Development, Richard Mawdsley, as part of today’s Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters MIPIM update address.

The OMI led design team are working with Parkinson Inc, the Wirral Waters Masterplanners, to bring the project to fruition. The competition winning scheme is currently being tested with potential occupiers and will be submitted for planning approval later in 2017.

Nick Berry, Director of OMI Architects said,
“This is a fantastic opportunity to create a real place defined by an exciting and diverse range of uses and activities. The ‘Village’ concept will provide an opportunity for small local businesses to contribute to Peel’s vision for this unique waterside environment.”

Wirral Met College is a Further and Higher Education College situated on the Wirral Peninsula, in the north-west of England. Wikipedia
Address: Conway Park Campus, Europa Blvd, Conway Park, Birkenhead CH41 4NT, UK

A recent building design by OMI Architects on e-architect:

31 Booth Street Office Building, Manchester
31 Booth Street Building
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31 Booth Street Building – 28 Feb 2017

Location:Conway Park Campus, Europa Blvd, Conway Park, Birkenhead CH41 4NT, UK

Liverpool Architecture

Liverpool Buildings

OMI Architects was established in1993 and the firm is one of the leading design-led practices in the North West. Architect Directors, Dave McCall, Andy James and Nick Berry head up the practice’s 16 strong team of architects and graduates, all of whom are based in the former ‘Manchester Baths’, a RIBA Award-winning conversion of a Victorian swimming pool, where OMI has created a number of studios for the creative industries.

During this time OMI’s work has attracted critical acclaim and a series of national design awards, leading to work in housing, museums and galleries, offices, churches, education, hotels, leisure and community buildings, often in contexts of historical significance.

Liverpool Buildings – Selection

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
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Liverpool Arena
Liverpool Arena
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Liverpool Architecture Designs – chronological list

Ovatus Tower Buildings
Design: Hodder+Partners, Architects
Ovatus Towers Liverpool
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Ovatus Tower Buildings

29 Nov 2016
Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Prescot, Knowsley
Design: Helm Architecture wilth Austin-Smith: Lord LLB
Shakespeare North Theatre Building in Knowsley
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Shakespeare North Theatre Building

Liverpool ONE : various architects
Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool arts building : Bluecoat Arts centre
Bluecoat Liverpool
image: Stefan Mueller

Liverpool Waterfront building : Mann Island
Mann Island Liverpool
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Wirral Waters Pop Up Village – page

Website: Wirral Metropolitan College