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Construction contract award for £5m Liverpool car park

A construction contract to build a new £5 million car park in Liverpool city centre is set to be awarded later this week.

The multi-storey, which will include 333 car spaces alongside retail or restaurant premises, was given the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council earlier this month.

A report to be discussed by cabinet members on Friday (3 February) is recommending the council enter into a delivery agreement (construction contract) under the Scape Group’s National Framework with Willmott Dixon Construction (WDC) for a total expenditure of up to £6.75m.

If approved, the project will add to an already strong pipeline of work for Wilmott Dixon in Liverpool.

The construction firm announced last December that its workload in the city had surpassed £100m over the past three years with company also lined up by the council to create a new school and car park.

Split into two elements, the city council development will be built on the existing surface car park behind the Municipal Buildings.

It’s hoped the car park will be a catalyst for the further regeneration of the Victoria Street area and meet the demand of hotels close to the site which do not currently have their own car parking, including the DoubleTree by Hilton on Sir Thomas Street.