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Architect-led Design Team services

Bluecoat seeks Architect-led Design Team services 

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, has secured capital funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Arts Council England (ACE) to develop the ground floor public area of the building (known as the Hub). The project will transform our public areas, enabling us to better reflect our vision, mission and values.

Bluecoat is central Liverpool’s oldest building; a bustling cultural venue which sees 650,000 visits each year. Our city centre positioning, the heritage of our building and our hospitality business help us to attract an audience to Bluecoat which is diverse in age, gender, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. Bluecoat hosts a regular programme of exhibitions, live events, workshops and discussions covering a range of art forms including visual art, music, dance and literature. 

We are seeking imaginative design approaches and solutions to support us in delivering a warm and welcoming environment. The Hub is key as it is the connection between our organisation and the diverse variety of people who use our building. We are seeking an Architect-led Design Team to undertake project delivery up to completion. This a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of a Liverpool institution.

Click to download the following documents:

Part 1: Instructions

Part 2: Client Brief

Appendix A: Project Structure

Appendix B: Organisational Background

Appendix C: Fee-Resource Schedule

Deadline for queries is 5pm on 13th September

Deadline for submissions: 5pm on 27th September 

All queries and submissions to 

Site visits will take place on Tuesday 10th September. Please confirm your attendance via email by Monday 9th September 12:00. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th October in Liverpool


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