Canning Dock, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

A public realm project in Liverpool, Canning Dock, is one of four projects that make up the National Museum Liverpool’s Waterfront Transformation. This was a competition win in 2021, led by Asif Khan Studio, in collaboration with Theaster Gates.

The project scope includes a new pedestrian bridge to improve circulation and access to the site; restoration of the existing graving dock making it safe and accessible to the public and a new intervention in the South Graving dock, as well improvements to the public realm allowing the site to host events and community activities.

Image Credits: Asif Khan Ltd.

Plan A’s Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the design process amongst a large design team including the following disciplines: maritime, structural, MEP engineering, heritage, lighting, signage & wayfinding, bridge specialist, security, community engagement.
  • Programming the design stages, coordinating and chairing key meetings amongst the design and client teams, ensuring clear communication between design team, NML and the community partners. Co-production is a key part of this project.
  • Regular reporting to the client team on progress and key issues to help ensure that decisions required were understood and tracked.
  • Fee management – Plan A are assisting Asif Khan (Lead Consultant) with managing the invoice schedule(s) of the sub-consultant team.
  • Develop Design Responsibility Matrix – define level of design responsibility for each element of the works within the scheme.
  • Manage Client comments tracker – ensuring all client comments at key milestones are responded to and addressed.
  • Project: Canning Dock, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

  • Sector: Culture

  • Architect: Asif Khan Ltd.

  • Client: National Museum Liverpool

  • Structural Engineer: AKT II

  • Civil Engineer: Arup

  • Size: 9,000 sqm

  • Plan A Appointed: RIBA Stage 0 - Stage 4




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