Liverpool ONE Wins More Awards
BDP’s masterplan for Liverpool One, the new 42-acre retail district in the heart of Liverpool city centre for client Grosvenor, has won Best Urban Regeneration Initiative at the MAPIC Awards. The highly prestigious awards recognise excellence and innovation in the retail real estate arena. They were announced during the event which runs from 18 - 20 November and attracts global attention from key industry players.
The same week the scheme was also awarded a BURA Award for Best Practice in Regeneration. These awards are given to promote projects that are making a positive contribution to economic regeneration, acting as catalysts for wider regeneration and creating a self-sustaining momentum with long-term benefits for local communities.
Liverpool One, which officially opened in October 2008, has a tally of 22 top industry and design awards to date, including being shortlisted for the UK’s top architectural award, the Stirling Prize, this year.
The site itself consists of 1.4 million sq. feet of retail space, and 230,000 sq. feet of restaurants, cafes and bars plus a 14-screen multiplex cinema, in addition to 600 new apartments, two hotels, offices, a five-acre park and a transport interchange. BDP’s challenge was how to integrate seamlessly all these features including the harmonious linking of nearly 40 new buildings designed by over 20 different architects.
The project is also an exemplar of collaboration with many teams contributing to the successful delivery of the masterplan vision. These included a range of local, national and international architects in addition to several teams across BDP. A particularly close association was formed between BDP and Pelli Clarke Pelli on the masterplanning, design and ultimate delivery of the 5 acre Chavasse Park.