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Liverpool estate project wins the 2015 Turner Prize

By Ryan Wilkinson

A project to regenerate part of a Liverpool estate has won the 2015 Turner Prize.

Assemble - a collective of about 16 artists, architects and designers aged under 30 -clinched the prestigious £25,000 award for their work Granby Four Streets, that helped locals on the Toxteth estate transform their neighbourhood.

The London-based group were invited to help revive a patch of the south Liverpool neighbourhood "from the ground up" by residents fighting plans to demolish a number of houses in the area.

The group received the 31st Turner Prize at the Tramway arts venue in Glasgow alongside members of the Granby community. Collecting the cheque one of the collective said the project had been "really, really humbling".

They added: "I think it's safe to say this nomination was a surprise to all of us and the last six months has been a super-surreal experience, but it's allowed us this amazing opportunity to start something which we hope will live on for a very, very, very long time."

There are plans to sell a number of pieces to help fund the project.

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