This gleaming £29m hub for Liverpool University’s engineering department has been designed by Sheppard Robson.

Reflected glory

The scheme will refurbish four buildings and bind them together with a double-height foyer in stainless steel and glass. A mirror-finish to the stainless-steel cladding is intended to reflect Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral standing opposite. Buro Four is project manager, with Arup as structural and services engineer and Capita Symonds as QS.