Architecture firm Broadway Malyan has won a competition to design the Everton Park destination hub in Liverpool, UK.
The competition was overseen by Friends of Everton Park and the economic development firm Liverpool Vision.
Broadway Malyan beat off competition from Liverpool-based architects Austin-Smith:Lord, Studio Three, Cass Associates and FVMA to secure the contract.
Broadway Malyan’s design will feature an information centre, event and gallery space, and a cafe.
Liverpool Vision’s chief executive Max Steinberg said, "This is a major milestone on Everton Park’s journey and the winning design will act as a spur to approaching funding bodies to help us start the project later this year."
Broadway Maylan director Matt Brook said the selectors responded to the way the company made use of the existing environment.
"We explored the notion of ‘reveal’ by combining the landscape with a linear east to west-facing building so that the full panorama is concealed and only revealed once the visitor reaches the tip of the building, maximising the impact of the vista and enhancing the visitor experience," Brook said.
The destination hub is one of the developments that is planned in Everton Park, while Fritz Haeg and architect James Cornerother have already unveiled plans for a heritage trail and other landscape improvements.
After finalising, Broadway Malyan’s design will be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a funding assessment.
Everton Park, which was created in the early 1980s, is situated on Everton Hill between Great Homer Street and Everton Road and Heyworth Street.
The park features a walled garden, two small lakes, a nature garden, grassland meadows and woodland.
Image: Broadway Malyan’s design for the Everton Park destination hub will feature an information centre, and event and gallery space. Photo: Broadway Malyan.