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A first look at Liverpool's Bluecoat Arts Centre extension

The Bluecoat Visual Arts Centre, a Grade I-listed building that dates back to 1717, is the oldest building in Liverpool city centre.

Originally a school, it became an arts centre in 1906 and suffered heavy bombing in the Second World War.

Dutch practice BIQ Architects, with Austin-Smith:Lord and Donald Insall Associates, has undertaken an impressive restoration project, with the addition of a striking new wing.

Stealing the march on Yoko Ono, who will open the Bluecoat this Saturday (15 March), the AJ presents a sneak preview...

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