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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Liverpool South Parkway Interchange, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Jefferson Sheard Architects collaborate with Halcrow Yolles to provide new transport hub for Liverpool
Liverpool South Parkway is a new transport interchange for Merseytravel combining local and national rail services onto one site. It also provides a focus for local bus services and provides a key link to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The interchange provides a high quality, fully accessible facility with, bus services, park & ride, taxi, cycle and walking facilities complete with a central concourse providing modern facilities and a sheltered interchange. The eco-friendly development has incorporated sustainable elements into the fabric and daily life of the building. The elements included into the final design included rainwater harvesting, a ground source heat pump, aluminum roofing, solar photovoltaic panels etc.

The South Parkway Interchange now provides a key gateway to Liverpool City, the European Capital of Culture 2008. The eco-friendly futuristic interchange of stunning design has transformed public transport in South Liverpool, and provides a quality public transport hub for local communities and fast and efficient links for the wider region and Europe through the link to LJLA.

The outstanding quality of the architectural finish makes a change in the quality of design for future interchanges. By including travel safe concepts through design, the project includes CCTV, high visibility and lighting levels. The project is a complex scheme that has successfully managed the objectives of the client, third party operators and the community. The local community was closely involved in consultations during the design and construction stages.

In sponsoring this project, Merseytravel have embraced the themes of regeneration, sustainability and community benefit, many of which overlap and promote each other in Liverpool South Parkway.

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