Hidden Liverpool was developed in response to the surprising number of the city’s fantastic buildings that are empty or largely empty; buildings that played an important role in the story of the city and that local people have fond memories of using.
Residents and visitors are invited to share memories and images of buildings that they once used but can no longer access; whether of working in a noisy printing office on Dale Street, celebrating their graduation in the Irish Centre or spending Christmas morning in a now abandoned church. Hidden Liverpool looks to bring these stories together to paint a picture of life in the city and form the starting point for thinking what role these buildings will could play in Liverpool today.
The programme includes public exhibitions, design workshops, a Hidden Liverpool Conversation series, drop-in community sessions, walking tours and family days, providing opportunities for residents of all ages to get involved. There will also be an innovate schools project for Year 12 and 13 students, who will redesign some of these empty buildings.
The project is fully funded by a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.