Denton Corker Marshall

ECL is a new exhibition and event venue located on Liverpool’s historic Kings Dock waterfront within the World Heritage Buffer zone. It is the latest edition to the highly successful Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool (ACCL) and it will become the only purpose-built interconnected arena, convention centre and exhibition centre in Europe.

The architectural concept design was carried out by Populous. Denton Corker Marshall was appointed as part of a contractor-led bid in the role of lead consultant and architect to develop and execute the design concept.

The venue has 8,100m2 of exhibition space which is sub-divisible into three inter-linked column-free halls, each 2,700m2 in area, which can be used separately or in combination. One hall has an increased height of 18m to accommodate stage shows.

A fully glazed double-height public concourse runs the full 135m length of the exhibition halls and provide separate individual access points to each of the smaller halls. This glazed concourse forms a “ribbon” along the new public realm plaza which connects the ECL with the ACCL and allows the waterfront setting to be maximised.

ACC Liverpool Group Ltd / ISG PLC
Liverpool, UK