Liverpool Street wins the Turner Prize

Former empty homes in Liverpool which have been turned into decent affordable homes using funding from the Nationwide Foundation are now the centre of attention in the art world.

The renowned Turner Prize was won by Assemble, a collective of 18 architects which has worked alongside Granby Four Streets CLT (a project funded by the Nationwide Foundation to bring 10 empty properties back into use) using art and design to realise the community’s dream of reviving the derelict areas of Toxteth in Liverpool.

Assemble has collaborated with Granby Four Streets CLT on the design of the street and developed creative ways to use waste products from the build process to create fixtures such as fireplaces, lampshades and doorknobs. This is done in its social enterprise workshop where local people can acquire new skills and work together to rebuild the homes and neighbourhood.