City of Liverpool College, Arts Design Academy

The fast-paced project which has largely been completed over the summer break has comprised both refurbishment and new build works.


We began with an enabling package prior to the main works commencing in the Easter break whilst the College was empty. This included removing a temporary floor that had been used as a student break out area, carrying out some vital column strengthening work through this space, then installing new flooring to the area. The students were back in the space for the last term of the year prior to our main works commencing.

The main bulk of the works included full refurbishment of existing class rooms on the second and third floors of the building. We additionally carried out a full M&E strip out, and re-installation works. The project was carried out in a live environment with staff and students in close proximity regularly during works undertaken. Our team implemented a full logistics strategy to ensure maximum safety of everyone in the building, whilst also ensuring that building users were engaged throughout the works.

We programmed operations around daily college life, by listening to the requirements of the college through our regular stakeholder engagement sessions. Noisy and disruptive works were carried out, out of hours, and during holidays.

Our team were actively involved with the College’s faculty of Construction. We invited their students to site; attended their presentations; and judged their Construction awards.

Recognising the significance of being a local Liverpool SME appointed as the Main Contractor on this project, we ensured we employed a 100% Liverpool Supply Chain. This forms part of our overall CSR responsibility of works.

“An absolute exceptional performance by the Crossfield team”
Julie Barnes
City of Liverpool College
“Crossfield have been very accommodating throughout – it’s very much a partnered approach and we like how they’re not contractual in how they operate. It truly was a Collaborative Partnership”
Steve Ryan
Director of Estates
City of Liverpool College

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