By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


3XN secures cash boost for Liverpool museum plan

Danish practice 3XN has won a much-needed boost for its Museum of Liverpool plans, with the project securing a £5 million grant from the European Union.


The cash, delivered by the Merseyside Objective One programme, will go towards the £31 million required to build and fit out the scheme.



It is still hoped the museum will be ready for 2008, when the city becomes the European Capital of Culture.



The grant was welcomed by architecture minister David Lammy. ‘It will mean that Liverpool can at last build a fitting showcase to help visitors and local residents alike to appreciate its heritage and what it continues to be able to offer,’ he said.



‘The museum will be the centrepiece of a new leisure, office, retail and residential complex. Seven galleries will be spread over three floors, including a children’s space for the 75,000 school pupils expected to visit each year,’ Lammy added.



In separate news, Liverpool council is set to approve £6 million plans by Edaw for the area around the museum, to turn it into a new park.



by Ed Dorrell

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters