The new John Moores University Art & Design Academy is not quite complete yet but most of the staff and students are in there now bringing together Fine Art, Fashion, Architecture, Graphics, Interior Design and Product Design all into one very impressive looking building next door the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (pictured below).

We’ve not been able to have a proper look round yet, we tried a couple of days ago but after looking around the top floor which has great views across the city (see picture above) and a very nice life drawing room the fire alarms sounded and everyone had to leave the building. We’ll get another chance soon as exhibitions will be taking place in the new gallery and public spaces (known as ‘The Academy‘) starting in March.