• Architecture
  • Arts

The Atkinson, Southport


This project combines three Grade II listed Victorian buildings on Southport’s handsome Main Street to form an integrated cultural centre which includes performing arts, an art gallery, museum, and library.

The fine 19th century gallery spaces have been upgraded to GIS standards to house touring exhibitions and the centre’s two auditoria will now accommodate festival-style events. The library has been expanded to include an internet cafe, music listening zones, and a new local studies suite that complements the museum, visual, and performing arts attractions.

Project Details:

Upgrading a stunning Victorian landmark to create an arts venue of regional significance.

Client: Sefton Council

Construction Value: £11.7m

Completion: 2012

Location: Southport

Image: James White