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LJMU £64m redevelopment project approved

LJMU University building

Barton Willmore has been awarded a £64 million project by Liverpool City Council to redevelop Copperas Hill into a new student destination in the heart of Liverpool City Centre for Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). 

The former Royal Mail sorting office, next to Liverpool Lime Street Station, will make way for LJMU’s Student Life Building and Sports Building, enhancing the student experience in the city.

LJMU’s scheme has been designed to address existing constraints and mark the entrance to the Knowledge Quarter. The inclusion of new public spaces will further transform Copperas Hill into a vibrant, attractive place.

Professor Phil Vickerman, pro vice-chancellor (strategic initiatives) at LJMU, said: “These new facilities will really enhance the university experience for our students and will help to link the different areas of our campus.

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

The university is planning to develop the 1.4-hectare site in two phases as part of a wider masterplan investment across the LJMU estate. Work on phase one of the scheme is expected to be completed by autumn 2020.

Image credit | Sheppard Robson/Planit IE