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Liverpool Bluecoats transformation begins

Work has started on site to completely transform and save one of Liverpool's most famous historic buildings.

The project to transform the Bluecoats Arts Centre, by Dutch-based firm BIQ Architecten - working with Austin-Smith:Lord - started last week.

The duo plans to restore the fabric and facade of the Grade I-listed building, which was completed in 1724 to designs based on the work of Dutch religious architect Dom Hans Van der Laan.

In addition the project - which will extend the arts complex - involves creating a new wing for the building, which was granted planning permission because it will restore a Queen Anne H-plan lost during the Second World War.

by Ed Dorrell

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