Parisian practice AWP reveals new cultural quarter in Liverpool

Parisian practice AWP reveals new cultural quarter in Liverpool

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Plans have been unveiled by Paris-based practice AWP to create a new creative district next to the giant Tobacco Warehouse in Liverpool’s Stanley Dock.

The firm, which is headed by Alessandra Cianchetta, has drawn up proposals for ten streets north of the city centre which include a major performance venue with a revolving auditorium.

The 50ha scheme next to Peel’s controversial £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters development is being hailed as ’an opportunity of a lifetime to redefine Liverpool’s future as a creative powerhouse of the 21st century’.

The vision for the Ten Streets district – currently home to a mix of historic dock warehousing and industrial buildings – is for an area ’where tech companies, digital businesses and creative enterprises can flourish alongside artistic organisations’.

Liverpool City Council is working on the project with Irish property company Harcourt Developments, which recently delivered the new Titanic Hotel designed by Darmody Architects within the North Warehouse at Stanley Dock.

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