Front page news for Liverpool Lime Street project

13 September 2017

Liverpool Lime Street - ISG

The £39 million project to redevelop Liverpool Lime Street has been featured on the front page of this month’s New Steel Construction magazine.

The September edition of the publication, which is read by architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors and clients, ran a two-page feature on the project following a recent site visit.

Liverpool Lime Street is part of the initial phase of Liverpool’s ambitious Knowledge Quarter regeneration.

The mixed-use scheme includes retail and leisure provision, student accommodation and a new Premier Inn hotel.

Neptune, Liverpool City Council and Sigma Capital form the partnership behind the scheme, with ION Developments delivering the project on behalf of site owner Curlew Student Trust.

New Steel Construction was invited to visit the scheme as the steel work progressed, with ISG project manager, Shaun Boylan, on hand to take the publication through the history of the scheme, the design choices and the working environment.

“All neighbouring properties are open for business throughout the construction programme, and not interfering with their operations is one of our main project goals,” said Shaun.

The publication was particularly interested in the steelwork being carried out on site.

“The decision as to which framing material to use was made during the early design stages.,” said Shaun.

“Both concrete and steelwork options were thoroughly assessed before the latter was chosen.

“Structural steelwork was the only viable option because of its speed of construction and ultimately cost.

“The entire steel frame was up within the 14-week programme, which was good for the project as it meant all of the follow-on trades were able to get an earlier start.”

Follow the link to read the full article, City centre regeneration, which can be found at, or turn to page 16-17 of the September edition of New Steel Construction. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.