Architect wanted for £25m Tate Liverpool revamp

The museum is looking to reimagine its galleries and public spaces to better meet the needs of artists and visitors, while still honouring the building’s heritage as a grade one-listed structure.

According to tender documents, the project would be for three years.

Funding for the scheme comes, in part, from a £10m grant from the government’s Levelling Up Fund.

Situated on the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool, the Tate Liverpool first opened in 1988. Architect Sir James Stirling designed the building’s conversion from warehouse to museum. The original structure was designed by Jesse Hartley, a Yorkshire engineer who was named Surveyor of Liverpool Docks in 1824.

The museum’s revamp is not the only transformation at the Liverpool waterfront. In September last year, National Museums Liverpool appointed a design team made up of Asif Khan Studio,  Sir David Adjaye, Mariam Kamara and Theaster Gates to improve the public realm and visitor experience at Canning Dock, which sits near Royal Albert Dock and Mann Island. National Museums Liverpool received £10m from the Levelling Up Fund for the project.

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This is positive news for the Tate which is highly popular, I would also like to have seen a “Tate Central” in the Wellington Rooms ,ex Irish centre, on Mount Pleasant for maybe smaller exhibitions or British art only. This could be purchased at a reasonable price and refurbished without massive expense, it would bring this neo-classical building back to use and be a popular and great addition to this university/arts area.

By Anonymous

Fantastic news for Liverpool

By Anonymous

It’s fine how it is – best to spend the money on something else.

By Anonymous

Change for change sake again…nothing wrong with the galleries ….another idea to waste other people’s money

By Tercol

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