Footbridge links two Liverpool venues
The linking of the existing BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena to the exhibition centre marks a milestone moment in the city’s journey to secure its future as a major international events destination.
Billington Structures’ operation to transfer 12 pre-fabricated steel sections to Liverpool, assemble them on site and lift the giant structure into place is part of the £66M Exhibition Centre Liverpool and associated four star Pullman hotel development on the city’s waterfront.
Alan McCarthy-Wyper, Managing Director of ISG’s Construction Business, commented: “While the bridge will not be handed over until the development is complete, the positioning of the steelwork marks a major milestone for this project.
“The bridge will form a physical and metaphorical link between Liverpool’s past and its future which will become a lasting landmark for the city.”
Bob Prattey, chief executive of ACC Liverpool, said: “The pedestrian bridge symbolises the next stage in the continuing success of ACC Liverpool as we join our existing building with an ambitious new facility.”