The University of Liverpool’s new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre houses the 600-seat Tung Auditorium with space for a 70-piece orchestra, as well as the state-of-the-art 600-seat Paul Brett Lecture Theatre, offering students a world-class teaching experience. The building forms a key gateway to the University campus with a ‘pocket park’ and new public realm.
The aim was to create a performance space that sit alongside the UK’s leading concert venues, such as the Liverpool Philharmonic which is situated not far away on Grove Street. It will also be the new home to the Music Department’s popular Lunchtime Concert Series and will develop a programme of new public-facing cultural highlights including concerts, lectures as well as other events in the University calendar, including their annual Lit Fest and Open House series.
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.
The Centre is named in honour of Yoko Ono Lennon, honorary University of Liverpool graduate, campaign ambassador, cultural icon and long-standing philanthropic supporter to the University. Read all about this announcement here.
Client: The University of Liverpool
Contractor: ULCCo Special Projects
Architects: Ellis Williams Architects (Joerg Domian, Nikki Hills, Jade Meeks, Mushtaq Saleri, Dominic Williams)
Landscape Architects: BCAL / Structural Engineer: Booth King Partnership / Acoustic & Venues Consultancy:
Arup / MEP: Futureserv, A&B Engineering / Quantity Surveyor: RLB / Fire Engineer: Omega Fire / Venue
Engineering: AdLib / Access Consultancy: E3Cubed / CDM Consultant: KOK
Photographs: Paul McMullin & Mark McNulty