A brand new Student Life Building and Sport Building
Liverpool John Moores University has taken handover of its landmark new development on Copperas Hill.
Contractor Morgan Sindall Construction has reached practical completion of the three and a half acre site in the heart of the city centre.
The £64.5m development has regenerated a key gateway site next to Liverpool Lime Street station.
The completed Copperas Hill scheme incorporates:
The Student Life Building
A five-storey building housing a range of student-facing services, including advice and wellbeing, careers advice, international exchanges, an area for individual and group study, the Students’ Union (JMSU) and general teaching spaces.
The Sports Building
A two-storey building with outstanding facilities such as an eight-court sports hall, two multi-purpose halls and a state-of-the-art gym.
The development has also created attractive public open spaces, benefitting the local community as well as students and staff.
LJMU will bring the new facilities into use for the start of the 2021/22 academic year in September (subject to Government guidance relating to COVID-19).
Professor Ian Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, said: “I’m delighted that we have taken handover of our fantastic new facilities on Copperas Hill.
“This major development is a key element of our Estates Masterplan through which we have invested in state-of-the-art new facilities and the refurbishment of existing buildings in our estate.
“Our priority is to provide our students with an outstanding experience during their time at LJMU and these new facilities will provide the perfect environment for study, research, sports and fitness and to access the wide range of support we offer.
“Copperas Hill will help to connect our City Campus and Mount Pleasant Campus and we are proud to be playing such a key role in regenerating this area of our city. I’m looking forward to welcoming our students and staff to Copperas Hill later this year.”