The project is part of a wider reimagining of Liverpool's waterfront. Credit: Place North West

National Museums Liverpool seeking architect

The chosen designer’s task will be transforming four waterfront buildings into food and beverage venues.

National Museums Liverpool’s project will see the Cooperage, Pier Master’s Office and Mermaid House converted, alongside the Great Western Railway’s end pavilion.

The project is planned to complete in 2024.

The competition to find an architect forms part of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ masterplan to reimagine Liverpool’s waterfront district, following architect 6a’s successful bid for the Tate Gallery.

There are other design competitions in the area too, with the International Slavery Museum also up for refurbishment. As of today, there has been no shortlist or winner confirmed.

In September 2021, an all-star team featuring Asif Khan Studio, Sir David Adjaye and Mariam Kamara, was awarded a contract to redesign Canning Dock.

According to the official brief NML is looking for a team that is “creative, innovative, diverse, highly skilled, and experienced”

The brief continues: The team will need to demonstrate experience and an understanding of developing a project within listed buildings for commercial purposes.”

The contract value has not been disclosed. The contract will run from1 August 2022 to31 July 2024.

Applications are open until 29 June 2022 at 10am.

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Really positive news as these historic buildings will become active again, in addition Liverpool will be getting what is clearly in short supply at present ie places to eat and drink directly on the riverfront, as such people will be able to relax and watch the shipping entering or leaving the Mersey.
I have been to Hamburg a number of times and they have made the most of making the River Elbe waterfront a leisure destination, and Liverpool needs to realise that people will want the same here too.

By Anonymous

All good stuff but seems to be taking a very long time and no progress on any of the schemes

By George

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