Broadway Malyan picked to design visitor centre for Everton Park

Elizabeth Hopkirk

Broadway Malyan's design for Everton Park visitor centre

Barcelona’s Parc Guell is the inspiration

Broadway Malyan has won a competition to design a visitor centre for Everton Park, Liverpool.

The practice’s Liverpool studio beat four other finalists, Austin-Smith Lord, Cass Associates, FVMA and Studio Three.

The practice’s design for the Everton Park Destination Hub includes an information centre, event and gallery space and café and was deemed to make best use of the Park’s unrivalled panoramic views of the city and the River Mersey.

The event, organised by economic development company Liverpool Vision, was chaired by its chief executive Max Steinberg who said: “This is a major milestone on Everton Park’s journey and their design will act as a spur to approaching funding bodies to help us start the project later this year.

“The high standard of each entry has reflected the significant role the park has both for the locality and the city as a whole.

“It was a close run competition but Broadway Malyan’s stunning and innovative approach fit most perfectly with our ambition to make Everton Park a major tourist destination and a great community asset.”

The centre is one of a number of initiatives taking place in the park, including a heritage trail and landscape-based proposals from artist Fritz Haeg and landscape architect James Corner, which have been presented as part of Liverpool’s Biennial.

The chair of the community group Friends of Everton Park, Paul Edwards, said they were drawing inspiration from Barcelona’s Parc Guell.

Broadway Malyan’s design will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund, for funding assessment.


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