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AHR picked for new Royal College of Physicians HQ in Liverpool

AHR's new home for the Royal College of Physicians in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter
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AHR has won the competition for a new £35 million northern outpost of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter

The Clerkenwell-based AJ100 practice defeated an unnamed shortlist to win the prestigious 6,500m² commission.

The studio will work with contractor Morgan Sindall – which landed the project through the North West Construction Hub framework – to deliver the landmark scheme by summer 2020.

The first interior image of the project – dubbed the RCP Northern Centre of Excellence – was revealed today (28 June) but plans for the exterior of the building have yet to be published.

The commission comes 53 years after Denys Lasdun completed RCP’s present Grade I-listed headquarters in St. Andrews Place overlooking Regent’s Park.

Commenting on the scheme, AHR director Dominic Manfredi said: ‘We are honoured to have been awarded this very prestigious project, and look forward to working with the RCP to create a landmark building that can help to deliver their future vision for the college.’

‘Our design aims to capture the people-focused vision of the RCP, incorporating features that directly relate to positive well-being and health.’

Barry Roberts, Morgan Sindall area director in the North West, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce AHR’s appointment to this iconic scheme which will provide a new home for the RCP in the North West.

‘Their highly sustainable, innovative design will deliver an iconic building, inspired by well-being. RCP headquarters will sit at the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, and will provide an outstanding environment where academia, and research will play a key role in driving forward business and innovation.’

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: ‘The signing of RCP North was a key moment for Knowledge Quarter Liverpool and underlined the international importance of the site.

‘I’m delighted to see the RCP, with Morgan Sindall, are creating a building befitting the aspirations and ambitions we all have to make Knowledge Quarter Liverpool a world leader in its field and a major engine of the city’s economy.’

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  • Geoff Williams

    This is an interesting project development. Defense against fire has to be a serious considering following the Grenfell disaster. It is essential to provide security of the electrical supply and to ensure that firefighters are getting the continuous use of critical firefighting equipment. The electrical specification must call up a fireproof cable, preferably, type MICC, for all fire related services. This will give the occupants the peace of mind, knowing that the best fire safety is in place.

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