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First sections of steel in place at Lime Street development

The £39 million regeneration of Liverpool’s Lime Street is gaining momentum as the first sections of steel are now in place.

Ion Developments confirms that structures will emerge from behind the site hoardings over the next few months and skeletal frames are expected to be completed during autumn.

Working with main contractor ISG, the firm is revamping the famous city centre street with a mixed-use development which includes retail, leisure, student accommodation and a new Premier Inn hotel.

Steel contractor Billington Structures is now installing the first sections of over 1,300 tonnes of steel that will be used to create the 33m tall student halls and 15m tall hotel buildings.

Lime Street is undergoing a major revamp

A spokesperson for Ion Developments says: “The first sections of steel are starting to be erected at the site of the new £39 million mixed-use development at Liverpool’s Lime Street regeneration area. Ion Developments is working with main contractor ISG to transform this strategic site.

“The structures will emerge from behind the site hoardings over the next few months, with the skeletal frames expected to be completed during autumn.”

The development is expected to create more than 300 jobs and incorporate elements of the former Futurist cinema, which was demolished after structural experts declared that it could not be saved.