Venue: Liverpool Arena
Commission: Full Design
Sport Concepts assembled a team of internationally
renowned consultants to win this international design
competition. The team included Wilkinson Eyre
Architects, Faber Maunsell Engineers, and Buro
The project was part of the facilities required for Liverpool’s 2008 European City of Culture celebrations. The Arena & Conference Centre Liverpool is prominently located on reclaimed land in the King’s Dock next to the Mersey River. The facilities include a 9,400 seat multi-purpose arena, a 1,350 seat conference centre with associated meeting rooms and 5,000 sqm of exhibition halls.
To enhance the use and flexibility of the arena, it is linked at the arena floor level with the exhibition halls. By utilizing the arena floor for exhibitions, the exhibition space is increased to 8,000 sm. The arena and conference centre are linked at the arena public concourse level by a triple height atrium space that accommodates food service and other customer amenities.
The complex opened January 2008 and has exceeded the original projections for event bookings!