Concert Steps is a five-phase development which forms a new square in the heart of Liverpool city centre’s Ropewalks district, containing a series of bars, restaurants and clubs varying in size and complexity.
Working alongside developers Frenson and project managers Chartwell, shedkm designed a masterplan over ten years, knitting together a series of smaller schemes. The approach was driven by the demand for nightlife entertainment in the city.
The masterplan uses the remnants of a vacant pre-war city block to inform new minimalist additions that contribute to repairing and enhancing the existing fabric. Through the retention of existing industrial buildings and addition of new build interventions, the masterplan reinforces the framework of the area, whilst re-establishing its presence within Liverpool.