29 November 2017
A topping out ceremony has taken place at ISG’s major £39m mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Liverpool for Ion Development.
The event, which took place on 22 November 2017, signals a milestone in the project which will see a new landmark leisure and retail development in the Lime Street area of the city.
Attendees at the topping out included Liverpool City Council’s Deputy Mayor, Anne O’Byrne, Ion Development’s managing director, Steve Parry, Curlew Capital’s head of investment management, Ian Scott, and ISG’s regional director, Paul Munro.
Paul said it had been an outstanding collaborative effort working alongside Ion Development to bring the vision for Lime Street to life.
“This street is the gateway to the city and it is the perfect moment to bring together the project partners and celebrate what we have achieved together so far,” Paul said.
Work began in September 2016 to deliver the scheme which will provide over 28,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, a 412-bed student accommodation block and a 101-room Premier Inn hotel.
Ion Development’s managing director, Steve Parry, said the event was a welcome moment in the timeline of an iconic development.
“It is from this point forward that the scheme will really start to come to life and we will see the re-emergence of Lime Street as an important part of the city’s cultural identity,” Steve said.
Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, said Lime Street was the first impression of Liverpool for thousands of visitors every day.
“Once complete, as well as creating jobs, it will also provide a great foundation for the work the city council will undertake to remodel the northern end of Lime Street and for the future developments at the southern end connecting to the Knowledge Quarter gateway.”