Client: Glenn Howells Architects for English Partnerships, Liverpool Vision, Network Rail, Liverpool City Council and Merseytravel
Liverpool Lime Street Station is a Victorian Grade II Listed building and lies within the Liverpool World Heritage Site. The station’s elegant stone arched gable end was previously screened by a parade of shops and the entrance to the station was uninspiring. Following demolition of the shops and tower block, Moore Environment were commissioned by Glenn Howells Architects to assist in the production of construction details and specification for a new public realm at this historic gateway to the city.
The scheme involved a complex design of hard landscaping and terraced areas in York stone and granite complement the area’s historic status adjacent to St George’s Plateau. Bespoke, individually dimensioned step blocks were required to accommodate the design which incorporates ramps, curved, tapering and seating steps that deal with the level changes across the site.
Views of the fine Victorian architecture of the station are now opened up and the terraces offer great views of Liverpool’s skyline and a sunny aspect for relaxation. Detail art features in the steps and paving enhance the finished look of the entrance to the station and provide an additional link to Liverpool’s heritage.
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