BT Convention Centre, Liverpool

The Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool opened in 2008 on the historic King’s Waterfront.  It consists of an Arena seating 10,000+ people for end-stage concerts which will also provide 3,600sqm of exhibition space, to complement the conference centre.  This has a further 3,600sqm multi-purpose hall, 16 breakout rooms and an auditorium for 1,350.  The auditorium contains two “revolves”, in order to create three separate auditoria.
We were involved in the development of the project from inception, producing feasibility studies, leading to writing the architect’s brief for the facilities.

We worked with the design team and also on the operational aspects of the facilities.  Since opening January 2008 for the launch of Liverpool’s year as the European City of Culture, the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool has significantly enhanced the city’s business tourism and cultural offering.

Our Role

  • Operational Design Advisors
  • Marketing Advisors
  • End User Consultants


Facilities 10,000+ seat Arena, 1,350 seat Conference Centre
Project cost £145 million
Work End User Consultants
Completion 2008
Location Liverpool, UK
Finance LCC, English Partnerships, NWDA, ERDF
Architect Wilkinson Eyre
Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
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