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Photo of the Cineworld at the New Mersey Retail Park, Speke

New Mersey Retail Park, Speke

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RPS acted as lead designer, architect, principal designer and landscape architect for the development of this multi-million pound 11-screen cinema complex, complete with superscreen facility and six new restaurants. Located on the outskirts of Liverpool, on the New Mersey Retail Park in Speke, the development opened for business in Summer 2018.

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New Mersey Retail Park, Speke

Client

British Land

Location

Liverpool, UK

Services provided

  • Lead designer
  • Architecture
  • Landscape architecture
  • Principal designer

 

Photo of the exterior of the New Mersey Retail Park, Speke

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To deliver the landmark scheme, high quality materials have been specified including bespoke stainless steel feature cladding and a powder coated aerofoil canopy, a natural copper clad drum, terracotta piers and structural glazing. The front of the development has a circular drum and balcony, the design of which has been influenced by the historic airport located nearby.

We produced concept proposals through to fully proposals for the whole retail park to planning, following which we saw the Phase 1 works through to completion on site. We produced hard and soft landscape with the aim of creating a visitor destination, with opportunities for play and public art installations.

Our landscape design concept centred upon the former and future uses of the site, including taking reference from the movement of air over an aeroplane wing, the art deco architecture of the former airport hangar, and the tiered seating of a cinema auditorium.

All of the new restaurants have been designed to include both significant internal and external seating facilities with large bi-folding shop fronts allowing a seamless dining experience during the summer.