The existing 1992 Peter Moores Wing extension to the rear of the Grade II* listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall required replacement in order improve the access to and quality of the Hall’s office and backstage areas.
The two-storey replacement building is of composite steel and concrete construction and provides a new performance space with its own entrance and bar. The steel-framed performance space is acoustically isolated from the main building while still providing overall lateral stability to the extension.
The upper floor steelwork is internally exposed and the associated steelwork fixings were carefully detailed to avoid any visible bolts. The project also included works to the listed Hall including the remodelling of the main stage to improve its acoustics and ability to be used for a range of events, and a bespoke steel chandelier over the main bar suspending recycled glass bottles.
Funding contributions were made from the Arts Council England.