The Pierhead is the largest public space in Liverpool city centre, on the banks of the river Mersey it forms the setting for the three graces and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Graham Festenstein Lighting Design produced a Masterplan for the public realm incorporating; the Pier Head, New Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island and New Liner Terminal schemes.

Working closely with the designers on these  projects we were able to produce an integrated approach to the lighting across the public realm that was appropriate for this World Heritage Site; providing a sensitive setting for the three graces and in accordance with our lighting strategy for Liverpool City Centre.

Graham Festenstein Lighting Design went on to produce a detailed design for the multiple award winning Pier Head public realm scheme for Liverpool City Council.


RIBA CABE Public Space Award 2010
Landscape Institute Awards - Design 1-51Ha 2010
LGN Street Design Award - Watrerways 2010


 Liverpool City Council, British Waterways,

Landscape architects:



20/20 Liverpool, ARUP

The stategy applies the principles of Lighting for People the form a core part of our design work for public space.

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