Written by Catherine West Marketing & Communications Manager

A complex multi-modal transport interchange with an extended mainline station, the award-winning Liverpool South Parkway brings together bus, rail and road access conveniently, promoting the use of public transport and providing a key link to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. We’re really proud of this project and the solutions it’s achieved.

Our greatest challenge was to collaborate with the local community, client and third party consultants to create a building and infrastructure solution which would not only work but also promote the use of public transport and increase efficiency. Already technically challenging, we created something absolutely sustainable too.

Sector(s)

  • Transport & Infrastructure

Value
£21m

Client(s)
Merseytravel

Size
28,560m²

Location
Liverpool, UK

Design

The site posed many challenges– including the requirement to link two new rail platforms whilst allowing space for five bus stands, car parks, taxis and pedestrians. The internal form was designed to direct users to their destination, each element flowing into another so that there is no distinction between bus and rail areas. The curvaceous form of the building evokes a sense of movement, curving several planes and creating complex shapes. This helps to regulate the external mass of the interchange, achieving more intimacy and a less intimidating scale.

Go to Build

“a seamless link between different modes of transport within a single building, projecting an iconic image which promotes use of the public transport network and informs the world that Liverpool leads the way in modern design and the creation of safe, efficient and attractive environments.”

Tom Rhys Jones, Managing Director, Jefferson Sheard

Build

Liverpool South Parkway incorporates sustainable elements into the fabric of the building. Features include a system of rainwater harvesting, a roof constructed using 2.3 tonnes of recycled aluminium, a geo thermal heating system which obtains up to 60% of the energy needed to heat the building from the ground beneath it. The use of waste blast furnace slag instead of cement, saved 310 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide as compared to the production of ordinary cement.

Go to In-use

“What a wonderful facility Liverpool South Parkway is for the people of Liverpool and beyond. It's fantastic to see facilities such as this...it's an impressive example of how it should be done.”

Gillian Merron, Former Transport Minster

In-use

The project exemplifies sustainable design and product specification. The eco-friendly futuristic interchange has transformed public transport in South Liverpool, providing a quality public transport hub for local communities and fast and efficient links for the wider region and Europe. By including travel safe concepts through design, the project includes CCTV, high visibility and lighting levels. We’re really pleased that the building has been recognised by a whole host of awards including a commendation in the Civic Trust Awards and a Network Rail Award for innovation.

“LSP is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through partnership working, innovation and imagination and we’ve set a standard which has now been recognised nationally and one that we hope that others within the transport industry and elsewhere will emulate.”

Neil Scales, Former Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel

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