[FIRST LOOK] Ryder Architecture’s £7 million Liverpool Science Park Innovation Centre has started on site
The 3,750m2 building is the science park’s third innovation centre and the final instalment of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral Campus.
The ground and first floor will hold commercial laboratory space, whilst the upper two storeys will accommodate flexible office space.
Ryder’s design features two blocks; a rectilinear building which faces the main paths through the campus, linking the first innovation centre, and a cantilevered box which contrasts with the main block.
Gareth Callen of Ryder Architecture said: ‘We designed Innovation Centre 3 to have an identity of its own whilst complimenting the existing ic1 building and being sensitive to the adjacent Grade II* Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. This crisp new addition to the site also has to define the southern edge of the urban park between the Cathedral, JMU Design Academy and Innovation Centre 2.’
The building is due to complete in Spring 2014