Mann Island Liverpool: Merseytravel Building

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New RIBA North + Merseytravel Waterfront Architecture design by Broadway Malyan Architects

5 Jun 2016

Mann Island Liverpool News

RIBA National Architecture Centre in Liverpool

A “national architecture centre in the North” is to be opened by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Liverpool’s RIBA North will have conference facilities and a gallery “at its heart”, a spokeswoman said, reports the BBC.

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The institute’s president Jane Duncan said it would “explore the enormous impact that architecture and design has on our lives”.

It will open in August with an exhibition of designs for Liverpool that were never built.

Mann Island Liverpool by Broadway Malyan Architects

New Liverpool Waterfront Architecture design by Broadway Malyan Architects

New Liverpool Waterfront Architecture design by Broadway Malyan

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The “prominent high-footfall location” for the privately-funded venue had been chosen to “help us to reach a wide audience”, she added.

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The opening show will “celebrate Liverpool’s long, often maverick, history of architectural ambition (and) its willingness to take risks and be open to transformation”, the spokeswoman said.

It will include Sir Charles Nicholson and Philip Webb’s proposals for the city’s Anglican Cathedral, a 1959 scheme by Sir Denys Lasdun for the Catholic Cathedral site and Graeme Shankland’s “bold vision for a new skyline” from the 1960s.

Website: Liverpool’s RIBA North

21 Jan 2009

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Merseytravel confirm Mann Island move

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Merseytravel confirmed it is moving to 140,000 sq ft Mann Island site. The 11-storey development is known as Building 3.

Merseytravel intends to move staff from four separate offices into the city centre building in two years.

Current estimated construction value: £135m

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Mann Island Liverpool

Mann Island Liverpool

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Mann Island development, Waterfront, central Liverpool
Design: Broadway Malyan Architects

Mann Island – Building information Oct 2007:

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Background and Brief
Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties commissioned Broadway Malyan to design a mixed-use scheme adjacent to Liverpool’s ‘Three Graces’. The design will reconnect Liverpool’s City Centre to it’s historic waterfront via a sequence of three new public spaces, including a new covered space.

Design Response
The scheme will consist of 363 apartments (50:50 split of 1 and 2 beds), 75,000sq ft of retail/leisure, 114,000sq ft of net office space and 20,000sq ft of covered public realm e.g. internal exhibition space. It will consist of 12 commercial storeys and 14 residential storeys. Our proposals comprise of three blocks and three new public spaces including a new covered public space.

Two triangulated residential builds form large objects on the dock edge whilst a third linear commercial building reinforces the Strand’s streetscape. The sequence of new public spaces reconnects Liverpool’s city centre to its historic waterfront, whilst opening up access to previously enclosed areas of dock.

The residential buildings overlapping roofscapes create valleys framing key views through to the ‘Three Graces’ whilst their apexes terminate vistas from the city centre and Chavasse Park. The residential buildings flush black cladding reflects the dark foreground dock water and creates a clear visual separation between the new scheme and the listed buildings beyond.

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Mann Island Liverpool

Mann Island Liverpool

Mann Island Liverpool

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Mann Island – Building Information

Mann Island Liverpool architects : Broadway Malyan

Client: Neptune Developments Ltd & Countryside Properties
Location: Liverpool Water Front World Heritage site
Size/Value: 370 apartments, 110, 000 sqft office, 75,000 sqft retail/leisure / £75m

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The high-profile site near Liverpool’s cherished ‘Three Graces’ again witnesses contemporary architecture, controversial even after Will Alsop’s exit
Mann Island proposals approved Nov 2006; Museum of Liverpool Life at this site

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Location: Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside, north west England, UK

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