Re-discovering the birth place of Islam in Victorian UK and forming a Heritage Centre

The Abdullah Quilliam Society is a charity founded in 1998 by a small group of Liverpool Muslims, who became aware of a unique heritage of Islam in Victorian Britain, in the city of Liverpool in 1889.

This aims of this project is to refurbish and restore 8-10 Brougham Terrace (Listed Grade II) to their former role as a centre of Islamic culture, learning, education, and as a community resource, as it was 100 years ago. Works proceeded in phases. Phase I re-newed all the roofs and started treatment of timber and dry rot in the building. Phase II re-opened the historic Mosque to the public in June 2014 on the ground floor of 8 Brougham Terrace. Just concluded Phase III works which re-opened the Quilliam Hall student accommodations on the second and attic floors. Phase IV is currently in progress which involves the education centre on the first floor, the welcome and ladies facilities on the ground floor and the heritage centre on the basement levels.

Galib and Dai have carried out a number of feasibility studies, heritage assessment and transport statement to satisfy the local Authority’s requirements.

You can walk through the design using the BIMx software from this link (opens in a new window).