Liverpool One, a partnership between Grosvenor Estates and Liverpool City Council, is a 42-acre, mixed-use, retail-led regeneration project in the centre of the City of Liverpool. Site 7 is located on Paradise Street between School Lane and College Lane and mediates between the new large-scale developments on Paradise Street to the west and the smaller scale historic environment around Bluecoat Chambers to the east.
“A project with rich architectural qualities which suggests the possibility for a pluralistic architecture that can address social use while accommodating more luxurious sensations and experiences both spatially and materially.”
Judges Citation RIBA Award 2010
The scheme is a mixed-use development consisting of retail, residential and a creche. It has primary retail frontages onto both Paradise Street and the new St Peters Arcade where we collaborated with Dixon Jones, the designers of the arcade, under a single appointment with the client Grosvenor.
The residential accommodation faces Paradise Street on four floors above two retail levels and is grouped around a shared courtyard garden created on the roof of the retail accommodation. Access to the courtyard level is provided via a shared core from street level, and the courtyard provides access to secondary cores that serve individual flats. The garden and creche, raised above the public level, gives residents a calm focus above the buzz of the busy streets below, a haven in the city centre.
Liverpool One, Site 7
Address: Liverpool One, Liverpool
Completion Date: October 2008
Construction Cost: £14M
Client: Grosvenor Estates
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
Structural Engineer: Waterman Group
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
Fire Consultant: Tenos Fire Safety
Planning Consultants: Drivers Jonas Deloitte
Landscape Architect: Coe Design Landscape Architecture
RIBA Award (North West Region) with Dixon Jones
RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist (Liverpool One Masterplan)