A vacant Grade II listed banking hall at Martins Bank Building in Liverpool is to host a major artwork installation during the Liverpool Biennial this year.
‘Monuments’ by Liverpool born artist Terry Duffy will open to the public free of charge from 20 September to 30 October.
The 10 ft-high installation will ‘create a public domain within the location and will represent a vision for its future use’.
Duffy said: ‘It is a powerful fusion of architecture, fine art and history. It questions, challenges and informs architectural and spatial democracy, contemporary aesthetics and cultural legacy.’
Also on display will be proposals to transform the banking hall to provide 40,000 sq ft of office space for a range of uses including a company headquarters or for hotel or leisure use.
The plans include a glass lift and suspended walkway allowing access to the mezzanine floor and a double height glazed reception area.
The building is being marketed to let on assignment by leaseholder Barclays.
Stuart Keppie, partner at Keppie Massie, said the exhibition would showcase ‘one of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in the North West’.
Keppie Massie and Mason Owen are joint letting agents.