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Liverpool Central Library

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The journey with Liverpool Central Library started in 2000. As an architect at AS:L, Maggie undertook the interior design scheme to improve the reception area, dating back to the 1950s. Working closely with Liverpool City Council and Central Library, they executed a responsive, results-focused vision to improve user experience and accessibility for all. Most pertinently, their goal was to save the Hornby Collection, the Picton Reading Room and the William Brown Library – the building’s archive facilities and heritage spaces.

maggie mullans sign on gate
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A delicate balancing act was required to conserve its heritage whilst creating world-class public facilities in an exciting, 21st century environment to house the more modern additions to the library.

maggie mullans sign on gate
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Maggie led the development of this venture from its conception in the early days all the way through to the delivery of a £50 million PFI project by Shepherd Construction. Completed in 2013, Liverpool Central Library is the second most-visited family history centre in the country, and has received many prestigious awards for design and civic contribution: RIBA North West Regional Award (2014); RIBA North West Conservation Award (2014) and LABC North West Building Excellence Awards: Regional Winner (2013).