Mees Demolition has now nearly completed the first stage of the decommissioning of 8 Water St. Works started just over 6 weeks ago and are ahead of schedule. Initial works where to decommission the main building from main series.

8 Water St is to be converted into 96 apartments and Mees Demolition have completed works to separate the residential section of the building which takes up about 80% of the space and the commercial aspect which fills the final 20% across parts of the ground, first and second floors. The strip out has been completed and they have also helped assist in the new reverse cycle hot and cold air system for the commercial area tenants with no disruption.

The demolition team will now be offsite before Christmas, on the 20th December, passing over to builders who will start on the site in early 2017.

Plans for the 1970s building include a complete overhaul of the building’s façade, the installation of feature lighting throughout and, subject to planning, an addition of two further floors and roof terrace.

Thomas Mee, Managing Director of Mees Demolition said “We where that impressed with the site and its fantastic location that we have now taken offices here ourselves and made this our Liverpool Head Office. We see the business district of Liverpool only going from strength to strength over the coming few years with lots of exciting projects in the pipeline.

Mees has offices in Manchester and London but the company’s head quarters have now moved from Speke to the city centre of Liverpool. The company have recently played a big part in the changing landscape of Liverpool with high profile demolition jobs on the likes of the redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the clearing of Wolstenholme Square, where the world famous Cream nightclub once stood, to make way for a £40million pound mixed use development by the Elliott Group.