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Museum of Liverpool


Client: Pihl GallifordTry
Screed area: 11,000 m²
Project value: £350,000+
Product/spec: Heavy-Duty Isocrete K-Screed

One exciting new construction is the new Museum of Liverpool. Situated at the Pier Head and occupying 13,000m² of space the museum will be the most prominent of the new builds, visible from both the river and the city.

The museum will be a focal point of 2008 when Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture and is set to become the World’s leading city history museum, showcasing social history and popular culture and will look at Britain and the world through the eyes of Liverpool. It is with this impetus that the first phase of the museum is completed this October, the celebration year. After the Capital of Culture Year, phase two, the exhibition fit out will begin with the museum completion scheduled for April 2010.

Designers 3XN have introduced an innovative and dynamic new structure. The building is conceived as inclined platforms, gradually forming a sculptural structure which will contribute to the public promenade flow along the Docks. Being situated on a listed site this topological focal point is not only sensitive to its surroundings: it provides the visitor with stunning viewpoints of them, and harmonising with the waterfront by utilising local, natural stone.

William Lea was the nominated contractors to provide flooring solutions for this Heritage listed site. With their experience and in-house team of licensed applicators they installed a heavy-duty K-screed. This semi-dry cementitious screed was chosen because it is rapid-dry and has very high early strength capabilities. As the site is heavily trafficked it is an ideal solution when you have a team of professionals able to apply a very large area in a short amount of time. We also installed specific industrial toppings in areas destined for heavy industrial use.

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