Fat design for Church Yard

Fat unveils pavilion design for Liverpool Church Yard arcade

Architect Fat has released the first images of its pavilion design for Grosvenor's Liverpool One retail scheme.

The pavilion – a building within a building – will sit inside the Church Yard arcade currently being created between Church Street and Peter's Lane.

Fat's building will hold two retail kiosks and a two-storey coffee shop with a terrace.

Church Yard will occupy 22-36 Church Street, a 66,056 sq ft building let to Arcadia's Topshop and Top Man. Bought from HSBC Pension Fund for £40m in a protracted deal that only completed at the start of 2007, it was the most expensive acquisition by Grosvenor in its massive land assembly programme for the £950m Liverpool One.

The attractively fronted building was originally a Woolworths store in the 1920s.

The Fat pavilion was designed by Charles Holland, co-founder of Fat, a name which stands for Fashion Architecture Taste. He said: "The tender package is being put together at the moment and we plan to be on site in January for a three-month build."

Fat beat off competition from Marks Barfield Architects, Page/Park and Hawkins/Brown to win the commission.

The 1m sq ft-plus retail element of Liverpool One is due to open in spring 2008.

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