THE FOUNDATION FOR ART & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY (FACT)

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.

Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) Liverpool

FACT, Liverpool

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.

LOCATION: LIVERPOOL

CLIENT: FACT

VALUE: £8.1M

COMPLETION: 2004
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE
CONTRACTOR: JOHN MOWLEM & CO PLC

LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH:LORD
STRUCTURES: BURO HAPPOLD
SERVICES: BURO HAPPOLD
COST CONSULTANT: REX PROCTOR & PARTNERS