Architects have until next month to register interest

Tate Liverpool is looking for an architect to lead a £25m programme to redevelop the gallery complex.

The museum and art gallery wants to upgrade its facilities in order to create more exhibition space so it can meet the “ambition of today’s most exciting artists”.

Interested practices need to register their interest by 4 February, with shortlisted firms set to be confirmed by 18 March.


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Tate Liverpool on the city’s Albert Dock is more than 30 years old

Tate Liverpool is housed in a converted grade I-listed warehouse at the Albert Dock on the city’s waterfront.

It was opened in 1988 by Prince Charles with the original design drawn up by the late James Stirling.

The gallery was given a refurbishment a decade later with the previously unused top floor converted to create additional public facilities including an auditorium and further educational spaces as well as a temporary exhibition space.

Other work has included overhauling the foyer area in 2007 under plans by Arca Architects while artist Peter Blake teamed up with local practice Architectural Emporium to redesign the gallery café more than six years ago.

High-profile practices to work on previous Tate projects at its outposts in London and St Ives include Herzog & de Meuron and Jamie Fobert.