• 3 October 2014

Liverpool Everyman shortlist for RIBA award

The recently rebuilt Liverpool Everyman theatre has been shortlisted for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year. Waterman’s building services team, acting as part of the project team led by architects; Haworth Tompkins played an active role in achieving the demanding delivery programme culminating in the scheme being shortlisted.

Entries for the Stirling prize are to be drawn from the 56 RIBA National and EU Award winners (44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the EU), the overall winner being announced on Thursday 16 October in London.

The accessible and environmentally sustainable new Everyman combines a wrap-around auditorium and basement restaurant with many new facilities, including; a pavement café; rehearsal and workshop facilities; and a workspace for writers, making it a vibrant and creative hub for the city of Liverpool.

The Everyman became famous in the 1970s for launching the careers of actors like Bill Nighy, Julie Walters, Pete Postlethwaite and Sir Anthony Sher.

Waterman has been actively involved in the £13.3 million development programme for the Everyman being responsible for the full detailed design of all Building Services Engineering. Special features of the services design included a hybrid, naturally ventilated auditorium, which included the distinctive roof mounted stack chimneys, which have helped define the overall look of the Theatre. Waterman also provided the commissioning management role to help achieve the Excellent BREEAM rating the building received at design stage.

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