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Ellis Williams shortlisted at Education Estates 2022!

Ellis Williams is shortlisted for the Education Estates® Awards 2022! in categories for Architectural Practice of the Year and Project of the Year – Universities for The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre & Tung Auditorium for The University of Liverpool.

Education Estates® is the annual gathering of the education community in partnership with the Department for Education and is celebrating the 10th edition in October 2022.

With a focus on the funding, design, build, maintenance and management of schools, colleges and universities, the event features a 2-day multi-stream conference, an exhibition showcasing some of the most innovative solutions around and an awards dinner celebrating excellence in the sector.

There are fourteen categories this year recognising consultants, contractors, architects, clients, projects as well as innovation and sustainability. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 18 October 2022.
The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre and The Tung Auditorium is a world class venue designed by University of Liverpool architecture graduates and has been shortlisted in the Project of the Year Universities category.

The University of Liverpool’s new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre opened to the public in March 2022. The Centre houses the 400-seat state-of-the-art Tung Auditorium with space for a 70-piece orchestra, as well as the 600-seat Paul Brett Lecture Theatre, offering students a world-class teaching experience.
Senior Associate and alumnus, Mushtaq Saleri (BA Hons Architecture 1995, BArch Hons 1998) and Project Architect and alumna of the University of Liverpool, Jade Meeks (BA Hons Architecture 2012, MArch 2015) were the graduate team behind the new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre. This presented a unique opportunity and privilege for both to make an impact on the campus in which they studied and have such a personal connection to.

Richard Hartwell, The Tung Auditorium Artistic Director, said: “Due to its cutting edge design, The Tung Auditorium is possibly the finest concert hall in the world. The excellent acoustics will bring out the very best creativity in anyone who uses it, from students, tutors, youth groups, and amateur ensembles, to internationally acclaimed visiting artists.”

“The team is very proud of what The Yoko Ono Lennon Centre offers not only the University, but also the city and region. As well as offering a busy programme of public performance, the students will benefit from involvement in all aspects of The Tung Auditorium’s operation, from front of house to sound technician roles, delivering so much valuable experience as they look towards their careers.”

“The building has completed a key gateway onto the University campus and provides a new public facing front door that will make a significant contribution to the cultural life of the institution and city of Liverpool.”

Congratulations to everyone that has been shortlisted this year. The full awards shortlist can be seen here.



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