Lime Street Regeneration

Client Ion Developments

Contract Value £35M

Services Geotechnical & Environmental Site investigation, Civil & Structural Engineering, Building Surveying and Structural Surveys.

The Lime St Regeneration Project is a major development in the heart of Liverpool.

This is a city centre project utilising a previously developed site with the potential for unknown, uncharted tunnels beneath the building footprint.

Sutcliffe has been involved in this scheme from inception and we have carried out numerous surveys to get the design process moving.

We carried out a number of VE workshops with the client and preferred contractor and, after assessing several design options including reinforced concrete, steel and timber, the decision was made to proceed with a steel frame on the basis of speed of construction, which was a major driver on this project.

The project included the clearance of derelict Victorian buildings and the construction of two new build developments together with retail and public realm space as follows:

  • Five retail units on Lime St, totaling approximately 28,000 sq. ft.
  • A 10 storey, 412-bed student accommodation block.
  • A three storey hotel with 101 guest rooms.
  • A central podium area which will allow integration between students and members of the public.