Retail reconfiguration at Liverpool ONE on track

Williams Tarr are on schedule with the £700k+ fast track enablement project for Liverpool ONE to reconfigure the former Stockton’s furniture store on Hanover Street into 4 new A3/A4 premises.

The scope of works includes full strip out back to shell including removal of escalators, all services and roof top plant, followed by the sub-division of the 3 storey shell to form 4 self-contained restaurant/bar units ready for fit out by the tenants.

The triangular site is bounded by busy pedestrian walkways and Hanover Street and has major access restrictions which necessitates most materials being delivered via the basement service yard.

The extensive alteration works include infilling to redundant floor and roof apertures and formation of new apertures for main service risers, installation of new fire resistant partitions, reconfiguration of common stair wells provision of new cast iron above ground drainage, new mains services and the creation of an additional entrance on to College Lane with feature granite ramps and glass balustrades.

Over-night closure of Hanover Street was arranged with Liverpool council to undertake heavy-lift mobile crane operations to remove old roof plant and install new structural steel plant decks.

The fast track programme has strict deadlines prioritising some units to facilitate early access for tenant fit out and these deadlines are progressively being achieved, with one fit out now under way.

Project Management is being undertaken by Liverpool ONE, Mushtaq Saleri of Ellis Williams is the Architect/CA, and Todd & Ledson are the QS.

Williams Tarr Contracts Manager, Les Parker commented:

We have done numerous tricky city centre schemes like this, where our experience has been invaluable in solving logistical problems and co-ordinating the job to ensure delivery on time, whilst maintaining a considerate and safe interface with neighbours and the general public