RRP was appointed in 1990 to design a flagship building adjacent to the restored Albert Dock as well as a masterplan for the entire King’s Dock. Although close to the city centre, the site typifies the general decay of Liverpool’s docklands.
The plan proposes a mix of uses, with a high degree of public access along the dock edges and the River Mersey and an emphasis on leisure and tourist activities. Buildings are disposed within a regular grid, with tree-lined avenues softening the harsh dockland character and providing attractive pedestrianised routes.
An arena site was earmarked as part of the Manchester Olympics 2000 bid.
|Dates||1990 - 1992|
|Client||Merseyside Development Coporation|
|The Architect||Richard Rogers Partnership|
|Laurie Abbott, Alan Davidson, Mike Davies, Marco Goldschmied, Swantie Kühn, Stephen Light, Avtar Lotay, Tim O'Sullivan, Andrew Partridge, Richard Paul, Kim Quazi, Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk, Yuli Toh, Andrew Tyley, Alec Vassiliades, Katerina Walterspiel, Andrew Wright, John Young|
|Services Engineer||MKC Consulting|
|Structural Engineer||Ove Arup & Partners|
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