Project Value: £5.8m
Client/Contractor: University of Liverpool/Kier Construction
Architect: AFL Architects
Start/End Date: 2008 - 2009
Refurbishment and redevelopment of the listed Old Royal Infirmary Building in Liverpool, originally designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse and constructed between 1887 and 1889. The aim was to provide modern, inspirational working spaces for Liverpool University, whilst respecting the historic nature of the building.
Works included an extensive programme of investigation and repairs to concrete floor slabs and supporting masonry. The team used both traditional and innovative techniques, ensuring best value whilst maintaining authentic patina.
WML were able to reduce the extent of the intrusion into the existing building fabric from that which was originally envisaged. Consequently the structure repair budget was reduced and much more of the building fabric was retained.