KGAL swings into action in Liverpool
In 2012 British Waterways (now the Canal and River Trust) identified a case for regeneration of Liverpool’s South Docks, itself part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They commissioned Baca Architects to devise a waterfront masterplan, the Liverpool Waterspace Strategy, which, among other aims, included improving connectivity in the waterfront area: from Canning Dock to the north, to Brunswick Dock in the south.
Part of that ‘connectivity’ includes a new pedestrian swingbridge between Canning Dock and Canning Half-tide basin beside the Maritime Museum. Working for the contractor Amey, we are providing conceptual design and specimen design for all the bridge’s mechanical and electrical work as well as project management.
When finished, the new bridge will improve pedestrian links between the quaysides of Albert, Salthouse, Canning and Canning Half-tide to the ferry terminal and the Museum of Liverpool. It has the potential to improve footfall into the core of Liverpool South Docks.
The 'before' picture shows the location for the new bridge as it is now (June 2017); we intend to show sequential photos of construction over the next 18 months.