Don’t forget to visit Liverpool Central Library in the summer holidays! The £50 million scheme, completely overhauled by architects Austin Smith-Lord is situated within a World Heritage Site and involved the restoration of a grade I listed elements as well as the insertion of a new building behind a historic facade.

It was funded by PFI. The six-storey new buildingphp1LOMEL6883 and is arranged around a full-height atrium crowned with a glazed dome and roof terrace.

Hardscape produced and supplied the Artscape hard landscaping outside the main entrance and inside the atrium area with Crystal Black, Kobra, Royal White granite paving (including the granite walling outside) and Woodkirk sandstone paving around the entrance. Hardscape’s specialist cleaning team were also on hand to make sure all the paving, especially the Literary Carpet looked absolutely stunning as it opened to the public. Further images available in our completed projects gallery.