Demolition work is well underway on Liverpool’s Hardman House to make way for a new 355-bed student accommodation development.
The Hardman Street building is being knocked down along with the former Liverpool Students’ Union on Maryland Street, where a new five-storey educational facility for Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) will also be built.
Demolition works by Mees Demolition Group are expected to be completed by Christmas to make way for the two new buildings, along with an improved public square between the two blocks.
Carpenter Investments is the developer behind the new scheme, which will transform a site originally built around the former church of St Philip.
Hardman House, which was built for the Salvation Army, had a range of previous uses but was most recently occupied by a nightclub.
Thomas Mee of Mees Demolition Group says: “This site on Hardman Street has lain empty for many years now and is yet another key site in the city that is being brought back to life. We are witnessing a real resurgence in city centre developments for both residential and commercial, with a lot of grot spots being removed.
“My team prides itself on dismantling and clearing sites of all sizes on time so the next stage of development can take place.”