A landmark project to transform the area between the Royal Albert Dock and Mann Island in Liverpool is planned to bring the waterfront back to life. The scheme, part of a 10-year masterplan to re-imagine the area, will see the expansion of the International Slavery Museum from its current occupation of the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum into the adjacent Dock Traffic Office, which will be re-named the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building. New exhibition spaces, community areas and shared facilities will create a seamless visitor experience between the two museums. Smaller buildings, including the Cooperage, Mermaid House, Pilotage Building, Piermaster’s House and Great Western Railway Building, will be redeveloped to create more commercial and cultural opportunities. National Museums Liverpool will launch the project in March with a competition to identify designers who will be part of the development.
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