BCA Landscape worked closely with artist Broadbent Artworks and multi-media designers Smiling Wolf on 101 Old Hall Street, a fast-track mixed-use scheme at the gateway to Liverpool’s Central Business District. The scheme incorporated the following elements:
– two 34 storey high-rise residential towers, with some office and ancillary use,
– a 4-star Radisson hotel,
– new offices for the UK Passport and Border Control Agency
The team encouraged the wider involvement of the Liverpool people in the on-going design development. This involved setting up a website – designing posters – speaking to community groups from all over the city and working closely with the local press.
Building on the sites international links the team encouraged input from people who’s family had travelled from other parts of the world and made Liverpool their home – pioneers, traders, travellers and migrant people that continue to help define Liverpool’s diverse gene pool. Their faces and details have been etched in coloured glass within the walls of the finished scheme and their full fascinating stories told in a hardback book – ‘Connections’.