University completes major scheme for School of Law and Social Justice

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Construction work in transforming the old Cypress building into new facilities for the School of Law and Social Justice has been completed as planned, ready for the school to occupy in the New Year.

The University of Liverpool Construction Company (ULCCO) Special Projects started the work back in January 2018, running over a period of 92 weeks, completing over two phases. The first phase completed for the University of Law to occupy in September 2019, and the final new build section completed on the 16 December 2019.

The new School of Law and Social Justice building provides state of the art facilities, comprising of:

  • A central open atrium area with front and rear access which will include a reception area, café and large social space/circulation area.
  • Academic offices for 120+ staff, collaboration spaces, PC suites, law clinic and postgraduate research suites.
  • A ground floor events/meeting space which can accommodate 100+ persons.
  • A fifth-floor accessible external terrace area.
  • Link bridge between the existing and new building.

The new £16.45 million project will also enhance the public realm works around the building, extending facilities to the adjacent areas of Rendall Courtyard, Eleanor Rathbone Green and the rear of Abercromby Terrace. The scheme will provide both staff and students campus green space within the surrounding areas whilst also providing a linked pedestrian walkway to the amenities of Myrtle Street Parade.