Cowley International College

Cowley International College

Students from Cowley International College, St Helens, have been working with Chithra Marsh from Hurd Rolland in Manchester with support from Louise Potter at Workspace. They will be one of two groups working on design ideas for the Lyceum building on Bold Street, Liverpool, a building well known to local people and empty for a number of years. The building has great potential and students are coming up with exciting new ideas for how it could be brought back into use.

Students have taken part in workshops that have included a tour of the building, meeting clients, design workshops, presentation skills sessions and model making.



Hurd Rolland Practice Profile

Established in the 1930’s with offices based in Fife, London and Manchester, Hurd Rolland Partnership places great importance on understanding and clarifying each client’s needs to achieve the full potential of every site. They create responsive, distinctive and contextual architecture for both Public and Private Clients within diverse sectors, including: offices, retail, leisure, law and order, education, residential and conservation.


  • Comment Link Cowley International College Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:23 posted by Cowley International College

    With all business plans in order and research out the way, Cowley students are looking at the detail of what goes where! Deciding which areas will contain the wide range of facilities required, designing those areas to suit.

    Two of their clients, FACT and LEAF have worked together in the past, with the Garden Cafe located in the FACT building. Another joint venture doesn't seem too impossible. Their plan to make a creative hub is compliment by their third client – DotArt.

  • Comment Link Julie Wright Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:47 posted by Julie Wright

    I would like to say a big thank you to Jo Harrop for providing Cowley students with this excellent opportunity. The students are thoroughly enjoying being part of the programme, which is giving them the chance to meet professionals, develop and learn new skills. I look forward to seeing the final presentations.

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