The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) is Britain’s principal electronic arts organisation and Liverpool’s first purpose-built arts centre for more than 60 years. It celebrates an ever-expanding visual culture that embraces moving and still pictures, digital imaging, film and interactive creative technologies.
Built on a tight city centre site in the Ropewalks redevelopment area, the Austin-Smith:Lord building contains three state of the art cinema screens, two gallery spaces, a flexible events space, creative design laboratories, a media lounge and a bar and café. All have exemplary standards of access for disabled users. The project creates a centre for moving image art and culture unrivalled in its scope, scale and ambition in the UK.
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MOWLEM & CO PLC
STRUCTURES: BURO HAPPOLD
SERVICES: BURO HAPPOLD
COST CONSULTANT: REX PROCTOR & PARTNERS