9 February 2016 by Lucy
This week, we have started work on the external steps and terraces at each end of the Museum of Liverpool.
On completion in December this year, the north and south ends of the Museum will feature seating, terraces and steps, leading to two viewing platforms offering unique observation points of the city, River Mersey and Liverpool Bay.
The construction process will consist of two phases. The first will remove the original steps and terraces structure, which will then be replaced with a steel frame and pre-cast concrete design during the second phase.
Phil Redmond, Chair of National Museums Liverpool, said:
“It’s great to begin the year with this good news for the Museum of Liverpool, and we’re looking forward to creating something special on the waterfront that will bring long-term benefits to everyone enjoying the area. We intend to work with neighbours, partners and the public to make use of the viewing platforms for future events, making them a great addition to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.”
During the construction period, if you are visiting the Museum on foot from Albert Dock, pedestrian access will take visitors behind the Museum via the Riverside Walkway to the main entrance at the front. The access route to the main entrance from the direction of the Pier Head will be as normal.
The Museum will remain open as usual during the project, but there may be short periods when small areas of the building are closed. The Your visit page will be updated with the latest information, so please check before you visit.
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