Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool
Client: Liverpool City Council
Designer(s): Amey Consulting
Contractors: GRAHAMS & Amey Consulting
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Supplier: Hardscape Products Ltd
Amey Consulting were appointed by Liverpool City Council to develop a Masterplan and detailed design proposals for the redevelopment of Liverpool city centre.
Hardscape aided the design team throughout the process with design and manufacturing advice from project inception on material selection, lead times for delivery of paving and paving specifications for comparison with Amey’s design team proposals to the client to make sure they were suitable, a long-lasting material of high quality and which was in-keeping with the area.
Hardscape worked closely with the design time to bring a vision of the bespoke benches to fruition assisting in and advising throughout the IP Surfaces manufacturing process and construction methods to enable their team to finalise elements with the client and stakeholders.
A total number of nine bespoke solid Magma granite benches were installed along the length of the scheme to showcase the rich history of Liverpool University, commemorating nine past pupils who were awarded the Nobel Prize. Names and disciplines of the Nobel Prize winners were etched into each of the benches to create a high-end long-lasting feature for future generations who will use the Knowledge Quarter to admire, learn and celebrate its rich history of past pupils. The resulting scheme is in-keeping with the high-quality natural materials used throughout Liverpool and notably within the Knowledge Quarter.