New heritage centre for south Liverpool

by Pete Hayman | 20 Apr 2012

PLB, the Malton-based design consultancy, has completed work on a new heritage centre at The Florence Institute in Toxteth, Liverpool, as part of a wider £6.4m regeneration project.

The group worked on the interpretative design and installation of the new Heritage Resource Centre, which will look at the history of the Victorian leisure facility and local community.

It complements other facilities created at the Grade II-listed Florence Institute created as part of the scheme, including a 269-seat auditorium and a gym for sports and leisure activities.

The Florence Institute Trust is leading the refurbishment and has been supported in its work with a £3.77m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund among others.

PLB's Jamie McCall said: "The Florrie has literally risen from the ashes. Having been a fire-ravaged eyesore for 25 years, it has now been transformed into a widely functional architectural delight."

Details: www.theflorrie.org

PLB, the Malton-based design consultancy, has completed work on a new heritage centre at The Florence Institute in Toxteth, Liverpool, as part of a wider £6.4m regeneration project. The group worked on the interpretative design and installation of the new Heritage Resource Centre, which will look at the history of the Victorian leisure facility and local community. It complements other facilities created at the Grade II-listed Florence Institute created as
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