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Footbridge links two Liverpool venues

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nLiverpoolSep14Main contractor ISG has successfully connected ACC Liverpool to its new interconnected sister venue Exhibition Centre Liverpool with the installation of a 30t steel link bridge.

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.”

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