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£400,000 Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts project awarded to Aztec

Aztec, the Liverpool-headquartered fit-out and construction firm, has won a £400,000 contract for works at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), working alongside Maggie Mullan Architects (MMA) to create new teaching, staff and office space, ICT Suites and performance space.

Headquartered in Liverpool, Aztec is one of the North West’s leading fit-out, refurbishment and construction specialists.

A state-of-the-art performing arts higher education institution, LIPA opened in 1996 with the aim of forging a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by lead patron, Sir Paul McCartney, and Mark Featherstone-Witty, RNOM OBE, LIPA Principal. The Institute counts numerous high profile names among its list of patrons, including Sir Richard Branson and Dame Judi Dench.

The ten-week project – the first of three phases and due for completion in September 2018 – is part of LIPA’s 2022 Project. This project includes introducing a new degree course to allow students to be part of the growth of immersive events that fuse digital and live performances, and a complementary set of new postgraduate courses.

Iain Peacock, Managing Director at Aztec, said: “LIPA is a world-class performing arts institution and a valuable asset for Merseyside. The works being undertaken by our team will further enhance the facilities available to students and allow LIPA to continue offering the very best education to those aiming for a career in performing arts and entertainment.”

Maggie Mullan, Principal at MMA, said: “The team at MMA is pleased to be working alongside the Aztec team once again in order to deliver this first phase of LIPA’s 2022 Project. LIPA is a hugely well-respected institution that provides a world-class environment for its students – this project, which will involve the reinvention of four teaching spaces with mezzanine interventions and works to the performance space, will allow LIPA to continue to do that.”