Liverpool Central Library

The Liverpool Central Library and Archive Project is a unique and prestigious scheme within the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. The project provided a 8000m2 library and specialist archive and restored 4000m2 of Grade II* Listed historic buildings on William Brown Street.

A new 6-floor library, with an exciting atrium, gives the City of Liverpool a library for the 21st Century. The library connects to the historic Picton Library, the Hornby Library and Oak Room giving these areas a new lease of life and bringing them into public use.

A new archive repository provides storage for Liverpool’s most valuable collections and includes first class facilities for preservation and research.

Press and Publications
Liverpool Library video from Wash Design

‘It’s like going to meet your gran and finding she’s turned into Beyoncé’
Daily Mail News Article


2014 SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award – Regeneration Award
2014 Liverpool City Region Tourism Award
2014 LI Award – Design for a Small Scale Public Development – Highly Commended
2014 RIBA North West Regional Award
2014 RIBA North West Conservation Award
2014 RICS Awards North West – Project of the Year
2014 RICS Awards North West – Community Benefit Award
2014 RICS Awards North West – Travel & Tourism Award
2013 Building Award – Best Technical Innovation
2013 North West Regional Construction Award – Regional Project of the Year
2013 LABC North West Building Excellence Awards – Regional Winner

Image credits: Shepherd Construction

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