Liverpool architecture news: UNESCO once again threatens to remove the city from its world heritage sites list unless regeneration plans for its historic docks are reconsidered. In it strongest warning to date, the watchdog says this could occur as early as 2018.
RIBA and Knowsley Council announce Mark Wray Architects with Seed Landscape as competition winners for redesign of Prescot Market Place, Knowsley in Merseyside, England. The renewal will compliment proposed Shakespeare North Playhouse and new cinema. The design competition brief requested a landmark space.
Planning permission granted for Plaza 1821 and Hive City Docks at Princes Dock, part of £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme, for the Regenda Group, and Your Housing Group
No. 8 Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters news – a five-storey Grade A office building – given a luxurious makeover by Chapman Taylor Architects with furniture consultancy company Form. Elite Synergy join Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG and Savills at the building.
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Residential tower of around 85,000 sqft: the multi-storey apartment block in Princes Dock will be built by Peel as the company’s first Private Rented Sector development project and bought by Liverpool-based Regenda.
Design: Brock Carmichael Architects
Primesite – a property developer based in Liverpool – has started conversion of Strand Plaza, a new luxury residential development on The Strand.
Unity Theatre has worked with Liverpool based architects, K2, and contractors and social enterprise Vivark, to deliver the ambitious £845,000 Build Unity Better redevelopment project.
Design: Austin-Smith:Lord Architects
The new building design embraces modern methods of teaching in a facility that encourages collaborative and social learning. It includes a case pit for debate plus a trading floor.
OMI Architects selected to advance their competition winning designs for ‘Pop Up’ village at Egerton Square next to Wirral Metropolitan College, provide amenities for emerging Four Bridges quarter.
First glimpse of new Central Docks neighbourhood on former Liverpool docklands site, at MIPIM, in Cannes, as well as releasing eight new plots for investor development.
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Design: Hodder+Partners, Architects
£35m 27-storey building, the first of a pair of large-scale residential towers near to Liverpool’s central business district, contains 168 homes. The development sits within the buffer zone boundary of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site.