Phase 2 Progressing at Cooper’s Building

Having successfully completed the first phase of major structural repairs to the iconic six storey Cooper’s Building in Liverpool, Williams Tarr are now well under way on the £3.2 million second phase for Aviva Investors.

Located on Church Street, Liverpool’s main pedestrianised shopping area, the building is occupied on the lower floors by the busy River Island store. The new project will run until June 2017 and involves extensive structural repairs and refurbishment to various elements of structure including the masonry and steel frame on the South and West elevations, and the roof structure.

Hemmed in by public malls and adjoining buildings, the logistics are particularly tricky with significant special temporary works including cantilevered masons scaffolds and heavy lifting equipment being required to safely carry out the extensive structural operations at high level above neighbours and the general public.

Williams Tarr Director John Hughes said: “We have a special expertise in delivering complex and exacting projects in live environments and Cooper’s Building is a prime example. We are really pleased to have secured this repeat business for Aviva and look forward to working closely again with project managers JLL and the team.”