Having read last week’s item by Matt Wardle, ‘Why fly south for design and ignore local talent?’ (Letters, DW 24 January), I’d like to put our side of the story.
While it is true that Broome Jenkins has an office in Chichester, it is also based here in the North West, and has a great deal of experience in working with airports.
It has worked on the design of the ’08 Place tourism office and on St George’s Hall in Liverpool, and already had a proven track record with Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the Liverpool Culture Company.
In addition, the illustrator John McFaul – who created a mural for our airport – comes from the Wirral and has a close affinity with Liverpool and the company River Media, whose work on this project is a superb showcase for local talent.
Matt is right – Merseyside has an enormous wealth of creative talent, and we are only too happy to tap into this resource wherever possible.
Robin Tudor, General manager, Corporate and community affairs, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, by e-mail