LJMU appoint Senate as main contractor for new Liverpool Business School hub

Firm will oversee the refurbishment of 3-6 Rodney Street  for the part-location of the Liverpool Business School, planned for opening in September 2018 to students. Tony McDonough reports

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Computer-generated image of how the interior of the Liverpool Business School hub will look

 

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has appointed a main contractor for the conversion of a Georgian Quarter property that will house part of the Liverpool Business School.

Senate Group will oversee the refurbishment of 3-6 Rodney Street  for the part-location of the Liverpool Business School, planned for opening in September 2018 to students.

LJMU is currently in the process of mapping around six major capital developments across the city centre, the majority to be completed by 2020.

The Rodney Street project involves the extensive refurbishment of two listed Georgian buildings to create a student hub and business space, while retaining the classical design, through sensitive restoration of the existing period features.

The architectural style and interior detail will showcase the fascinating history of these buildings, combining historical details and craftsmanship with modern features complimenting the existing making this a “truly unique” renovation for the project team.

Tim Nichol, executive dean for the Liverpool Business School said: “This is an exciting development in the next phase of the Liverpool Business School and firmly roots us in the heart of this historic quarter of the city. 

“The university headquarters has had a presence in Rodney Street for over 30 years and it is certainly fitting that the creation of this new Management Development Centre for our professional and corporate clients will sit alongside our existing executive offices.”

Kiera Vogel, director of Senate Group, added: “4-6 Rodney Street is the ideal project for Senate, combining our conservation and heritage skills with building services emphasis on the design.”

Working alongside Senate on the renovation is DAY Architectural (Architect/Conservation), Todd & Ledson (PM/QS) and Steven Hunt Associates (M&E Consultants).

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