Mees Demolition Group, part of the Mees Group, is well into the demolition works of Hardman House on Hardman Street in Liverpool city centre. The demolition works will be complete by Christmas to make way for two new buildings– an L-shaped block facing Hardman Street, including 355 student beds, and a five-storey education building for LJMU in Maryland Street. An improved public square will also be created between the blocks.

The site was originally built around the former church of St Philip, parts of which remain inside the largely derelict building. It was built for the Salvation Army and went on to become a Catholic mission, sailors’ home Atlantic House and the Studio nightclub.

Carpenter Investments, the developer behind the new scheme, is demolishing Hardman House, between the Fly in the Loaf and the Philharmonic, and the old Liverpool John Moores University students’ union building in Maryland Street behind.

Thomas Mee said “This site on Hardman Street has lay empty for many years now and is yet another key site in the city that is being brought back to life. We are witnessing a real resurgence in city centre developments for both residential and commercial, with a lot of grot spots being removed. My team pride ourselves on dismantling and clearing sites of all sizes on time so the next stage of development can take place.”

Mees Demolition Group is on site until December using a several High Reach Demolition Excavators as hundreds of tons of bricks have already been removed as the site continues to be cleared.