Austin-Smith:Lord works on redevelopment of Liverpool's Central Library

Landscape architects from Austin-Smith:Lord are working on the redevelopment of Liverpool's Central Library.

The work is part of a £50m PFI project between Amber Infrastructure and Shepherd Construction to redevelop the 150-year-old library that lies in Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage site.

Austin-Smith:Lord's north west landscape group has designed an entrance featuring granite paving engraved with names, quotes and titles of famous literary works.

Landscape architect Naomi Burl said: "We have proposed a dramatic entrance sequence, which will excite visitors and leave a unique and lasting impression, enhancing the library's status as a cultural destination."

The current entrance will become a cafe with an outdoor terrace in the forecourt, which will be separated from the main approach by a granite wall featuring the library's name.

Commenting on the project, council leader Joe Anderson said: "Liverpool Central Library is one of the UK's most celebrated public libraries but it desperately needs this renovation, so the approval of this scheme is some of the best news the city will hear this year. The scale of this project is immense."

Work is set to begin in autumn and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.


 
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer