Construction work is underway to build a new mezzanine level and bar at Echo Arena Liverpool, overlooking the city’s waterfront.
The new space inside the arena concourse will accommodate up to 150 visitors before and after shows and is due to open in summer 2017.
Engie is managing the construction of the facility, and the newly launched first phase will see a steelwork frame being developed within the area.
The second phase to create an internal bar is then due to get underway in the new year, with a fit out stage then completing the project.
Adam Williams, senior project manager at ENGIE, says: “For this initial phase of the construction we are installing 27 tonnes of steelwork which will form the mezzanine structure for the 280 sq m bar above.”
The interior has been designed by 442 Design, which has also worked on VIP areas at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and retail and café area’s at West Ham United’s new stadium in London.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group which is also home to the city’s BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, adds: “We are continuously assessing client feedback and enhancing our venues to provide the best possible facilities for visitors.
“We would like to reassure customers that there will be no disruption to events as the building work will be carried out in phases around our entertainment calendar.”