By Sheryl Moore, Kier Construction Northern
Progress is underway on the construction of Liverpool International College which is in the heart of Paddington Village. The scheme, due to open in September 2019, is a flagship development in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool), a 450-acre urban innovation district that is home to some of the world’s most influential players in science, health, technology, education, music and the creative and performing arts.
To create the 47,000sq ft, 13-storey, 259-bed student accommodation block and a three-storey college building for up to 900 students you need to enlist the help of some serious machinery. The two cranes were installed in March and now join the impressive skyline of Liverpool. The opportunity to work surrounded by fantastic scenery is enviable, so we wanted to find out more. Speaking to the two crane drivers, we wanted to find out why they chose this career and the reality of spending your time in the skies.