The firm was appointed last year to build the exhibition centre at King’s Dock. The client’s brief has been amended to include a new 6-storey hotel, thus increasing the value of the entire project to £50 million.
ISG is planning to start the construction of the four-star hotel and Exhibition Centre Liverpool at the same time.
The expected opening date of both buildings is set to 2015.
The hotel has been designed by the architect, Denton Corker Marshall. The design for the new concrete frame hotel is in the form of a striking off-set, rectangular ‘tube’, which incorporates extensive glazing and a double height atrium at its lower levels.
David Lawther, ISG Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted to announce this latest high-profile win, which further demonstrates the improving conditions within the regional construction market.”
The proposed steel frame Exhibition Centre Liverpool building is estimated to more than double the amount of available space to hold exhibitions at ACC Liverpool to 15,225 sq m.
The centre will contain three equally sized halls, which will be separated by moveable walls. It will have the capacity to host major international exhibitions, conventions, concerts and sporting events.
ISG’s North-west managing director Jim Parker said: “As part of our commitment to generating a highly positive legacy and maximising the regional economic benefits of this key construction project, we will be working closely with the skilled local supply chain, as well as providing community employment and training opportunities.
“Playing a key role in the continuing vision for the development of Liverpool’s waterfront is an incredibly exciting proposition and we are relishing the challenge of delivering a venue that will further strengthen the city’s credentials as a world class business and leisure destination.”
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