A new cultural landmark is set for Liverpool’s North Docks, Getintothis’ Chris Burgess has the lowdown.
Liverpool Waters developer Peel has stated that it wishes to see a ‘House of Arts, Music and Culture’ built alongside a new ‘state of the art’ Everton stadium.
Peel believe that the new landmark will attract visitors to the site in the same way The Lowry has attracted people to their Salford Quays development in Manchester.
The new cultural centre was revealed as part of a wider regeneration scheme for the site that reaches from the Pier Head to Seaforth.
Peel say they have already received interest from possible partners for the venue, which will sit in the Central Docks area close to the ferry, and believe that ‘Liverpool’s waterfront has the potential to rival the best in the world.’
In new images of the area released by Peel this week, the possible cultural centre is shown as a round building on the waterfront, looking like some kind of mad doughnut.
As always with these things though, the final plans are likely to change significantly. But even if the doughnut doesn’t quite materialise, it’s good to know that music, art and culture has been included in the wider regeneration project.