Contract signed with Liverpool John Moores University

Lendlease has won an £80m contract to redevelop a former Royal Mail sorting office into a mixed-use building for Liverpool John Moores University.

Located in Liverpool city centre, the development will be home to three libraries, a central teaching unit, study zones and IT suites. In addition it will offer sports facilities including an eight-court sports hall, a gym and dance studios.

The design team for the project includes BDP Architects, Curtins Structural Engineers and Arup Building Services Engineer.

Enabling work is due for completion in August and Lendlease is hoping to commence the main construction works in the summer, delivering a completed building in 2018.

Neil Martin, Managing Director of Construction in Europe, said: “Working for clients on sizeable and complex projects is something Lendlease does well.”