IPW… led team was appointed by Sefton Borough Council in February 2020 to undertake a two-stage feasibility study into the future of the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre (STCC).
The IPW… team comprises HOK Architects, AECOM and Gardiner & Theobold.
The Feasibility Study considered the condition and historic operating performance of the STCC, explored market trends and demand parameters and identified and assessed potential options for redevelopment. The options were progressed to RIBA Stage 0 & 1 and indicative capital costs established.
Following the completion of the Feasibility Study, IPW… developed an Outline Business Case (OBC) for the redevelopment of the site. The proposed redevelopment includes a high quality and innovative new entertainment and events facility, supported by wider development on the site and a spectacular water and light show on the marine lake.
The IPW… team has now developed the design to RIBA Stage 2.
IPW… supported the Council with its submission to the Towns Fund for Town Deal Funding for the project.
The Government allocated £37.5million in funding to Southport in the 2021 Spring Budget.