Booth King is delighted to announce that the £66m Liverpool Exhibition Centre, extension at ACC Liverpool has officially opened.
Booth King is the civil and structural engineer for the 87,000 sq ft building which is the latest addition to ACC Liverpool, home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. The venue will host trade and consumer exhibitions, large national and international conferences, banquets, concerts and global sporting events.
Booth King director Ian Leaper explains: “It has been a privilege to work on such a high profile and important building for Liverpool.
“The expertise Booth King has been able to offer has led to a huge reduction inthe tonnage of steel, the volume of concrete and almost 4000m of piles originally designed for the building”.
Continued Ian: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with contactor ISG and architects Denton Cooker Marshall on delivering this project.”
The development also includes the construction of a 200-bedroom Pullman Hotel, which is connected to the arena and exhibition areas set to complete in December 2015.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “For the first time in Liverpool, customers will be able to visit large exhibitions whatever their hobbies and interests. We will attract more national and international visitors to the city who will help to boost the local economy by an additional £20m per year through staying in hotels and visiting leisure and retail attractions.”