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Sutcliffe Toxteth Church project wins top Heritage Award

Kingsley Church Toxteth

Sutcliffe Toxteth Church project wins top Heritage Award

At the end of last month, a previous project of Sutcliffe, St Bernard’s Church in Liverpool, won in the Heritage category at the RICS 2020 Awards, as well as being shortlisted in the Residential category too.

The award honours projects that have demonstrated exceptional work on conservation, renovation, or restoration of a structure.

St Bernard’s Church is one of the few surviving Victorian buildings in Liverpool, and in 2019 Sutcliffe played a part in renovating the structure to create 16 affordable homes for the local community.

Sutcliffe took on the task of providing structural and civil engineering services, geotechnical and environmental investigations, building surveying, pre planning services, temporary works, principal designer, structural inspections and surveys, and flood risk analysis, in order for the scheme to be completed to an excellent quality.

The building is now home to 16 families, with the original exterior preserved and unique features, such as the original stained-glass windows and vaulted arches, preserved and retained. 

Sutcliffe’s team of experienced engineers worked in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Liverpool to complete the scheme. As well as Ainsley Gommon Architects, Hamptons NW Development and quantity surveyor, Wilkinson Cowan.