City of Liverpool College, Arts Design Academy

Value: £1mArchitects: Brock Carmichael

This fast-paced project was largely constructed over the summer break and comprised both refurbishment and new build works.


Prior to the main works commencing, Crossfield began with an enabling package during the Easter break. The package included removal of a temporary floor, vital column strengthening work and installation of new flooring. The students were then able to return to this space for the final term of the year before main works went ahead.

The main bulk of the works included full refurbishment of existing class rooms on the second and third floors, and we additionally carried out a full M&E strip out and re-installation works. The live environment meant staff and students were in close proximity during parts of the scheme, so our team implemented a full logistics strategy to ensure maximum safety of everyone in the building.

We listened to the requirements of the college through our regular stakeholder engagement sessions and programmed operations around daily college life, keeping any noisy or disruptive activities out of hours or term time.

As a local SME ourselves, we committed to employing 100% of our Supply Chain from the Liverpool area, contributing to our wider CSR responsibility. As part of our student engagement our team were also involved with the College’s faculty of Construction. We invited their students to site, attended their presentations and judged their Construction Awards.

“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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