Access Link to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral that located in Äôs crypt, Liverpool, United Kingdom, was designed by Nightingale Associates. The newly-opened Access Link to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral‚Äôs crypt, the only part of Lutyen‚Äôs original Cathedral scheme to have been built, has been shortlisted to receive a Civic Trust Award. The project was designed by Nightingale Associates, a leading architectural practice, which has stepped outside of their usual field of specialism (health, education and science buildings for the public sector), to be part of a project that is not only important to the Cathedral itself but also to the enrichment of Liverpool‚Äôs architectural history.
The Crypt Link, a design sympathetic to both Gibberd‚Äôs Cathedral and Lutyen‚Äôs crypt, allows improved public access to the crypt and the museum it contains, opening this hidden crypt up to the a wider audience and encouraging its use as an exhibition space and for other activities.
This is the first addition to the building since its completion in 1967 and follows on from Nightingale Associates‚Äô first involvement with the Cathedral in 1993 when a design team started a ten year programme of renovation and repairs to the main fabric of the Cathedral.
The Civic Trust Award, now in its 50th year, recognises excellence in the built environment within the UK. Nominations are not just judged on their innovation or how architecturally advanced they are but on their benefit to the local community, supporting the ethos that design should make better places for people; ‚Äúthose who use it and those who just pass by‚Äù.