National Museums Liverpool is on the hunt for planners to help transform its waterfront estate.
The brief is to create a modern visitor attraction which connects Liverpool’s historic waterfront with the city, its architecture and the River Mersey.
The affected area, around the Canning Graving Docks, is at the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site, taking in Royal Albert Dock Liverpool on one side and Pier Head and Mann Island on the other.
Mairi Johnson, director of estates at National Museums Liverpool, says: “The masterplan is an ambitious undertaking that will dramatically change the visitor experience when it is complete.
“Liverpool’s waterfront is not only a beautiful space but also one of huge historic significance to the city, the wider region and the rest of the UK.
“This is an exciting opportunity to create spaces for visitors to linger within this unique setting and to really engage with the spirit of the place.
“We’re expecting this tender process to attract really creative thinkers and exciting plans, inspired by the beauty and potential of the area.
“We hope to see interesting ways in which we can open up the quaysides, currently not accessible to the public, with a strong, connected vision for how these spaces could be used to complement the amazing stories we tell in the nearby museums.”