Liverpool Central Library
Image credits Shepherd Construction
The Liverpool Central Library and Archive Project is a unique and prestigious scheme within the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site. The project provides a 8000m2 library and specialist archive and restores 4000m2 of Grade II* listed historic buildings on William Brown Street.
A new six-floor library, with an exciting atrium, will give 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 will provide storage for Liverpool’s most valuable collections and will include first class facilities for preservation and research. Procured through the PFI route.
The main objectives of the design are to provide a new building that supports the new service concept for the Library, provides a low energy efficient sustainable solution and proposals that reuse the historic parts of the building with the appropriate levels of sustainability.
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