Morgan Sindall to deliver LJMU’s Copperas Hill scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 30 Apr 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Morgan Sindall Construction has been selected as main contractor for the Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Copperas Hill scheme in England, UK.

The university’s new development is intended to transform the Copperas Hill site into a new Sports Building, a five-storey Student Life Building and open spaces.

The 3.5-acre development, which secured approval from Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee in 2018, will regenerate a key gateway site in the heart of the city centre.

The Student Life Building will provide student-facing services, including advice and well-being services, careers advice, international exchanges, an area for individual and group study, and the Students’ Union (JMSU) and general teaching spaces.

The two-storey Sports Building will include facilities such as an eight-court sports hall, three multi-purpose halls, a modern gym and staff facilities.

As part of the development, public open spaces will also be created for the local community as well as students and staff.

LJMU’s interim vice-chancellor and chief executive Mark Power said: “The new Sports Building and Student Life Building will be superb additions to our facilities here at LJMU and offer our students the very best environment for their studies, sporting activities and the wide range of key support services we provide.

“The work will drive forward the regeneration of this key gateway site and completely transform the public realm and open spaces.”

Morgan Sindall Construction, which has already performed initial enabling works on the site, is scheduled to commence the main construction work immediately.

Construction work at the Copperas Hill scheme is scheduled for completion in 2020.

JMSU – Liverpool John Moores University Students’ Union president Angelina Cliff said: “With state of the art facilities, the Sports Building will also allow our growing sports teams a great opportunity to continue to develop, compete and connect across the student population as well as provide health and wellbeing activity for our broader student population.”

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Image: Illustration of Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Copperas Hill scheme. Photo: courtesy of Liverpool John Moores University.

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