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Review of the Year


Awards • RICS Wales Building Conservation Award for Nant Clwyd House • Civic Trust Award for Nant Clwyd House • BALI Award for the Edge Lane improvement project • EFQM Recognised For Excellence 4 Star Award • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) (North West Region) Moss Madden Award won by Bryan Wynne • Silver Medal for “Mr Roscoe’s Garden” at the Chelsea Flower Show • RoSPA Silver Award for Occupational Health and Safety • Mouchel Excellence Award for Partnership Working (shortlisted)

Who We Are And What We Do 2020 Liverpool is the joint venture partnership between Liverpool City Council and Mouchel, which was set up in 2003 to deliver professional services to the Council and other clients in the public and private sector in the Merseyside region and beyond. As part of the Mouchel group, our primary purpose is to improve day-to-day life for millions of people. We help to transform essential public services and sustain vital infrastructure. In doing this, we show a passion for success, a spirit of adventure and we have integrity at heart.

Culture Throughout Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, 2020 Liverpool has been involved in some of the biggest cultural events in the city. We have provided traffic management relating to events such as La Machine and the Round Britain Cycle Race as well as for regular events such as football matches. We participated in “Go Superlambananas!” as a sponsor, managing the placement of Superlambananas around the city. As landscape architects, we played an active role in Liverpool City Council’s “Mr Roscoe’s Garden” exhibit which won a Silver Medal at Chelsea Flower Show, showcasing the city’s internationally-significant botanical collection. We continue to support the city in day-to-day and one-off events, as a member of the community and a partner of the Council.

Services Built Environment


Project, Programme and Performance Management

Transportation and Public Realm



Management of Strategic Projects

Development Control and Support

Landscape Architecture and Urban Design


Programmes of work

Highways and Public Realm Design

Structural Engineering


Performance Management

Street Lighting

Building Services Engineering

Property Management

Highways Structures

Quantity Surveying

Traffic Management

Building Surveying

Traffic Systems Transportation Projects

Profile: Michelle Paterson As the manager of 2020 Liverpool’s traffic systems design team, Michelle Paterson’s role includes project delivery, supporting and developing her team to achieve their potential, helping clients and colleagues to reach their goals, together with developing new business and business growth. Because the team has specific expertise in traffic signal design and modelling, Michelle has developed relationships with other offices in the Mouchel group to bring in new work which has enhanced the service the company can provide to clients in other areas. “We don’t look at junction design and modelling in isolation. We understand network operations, and we know which questions to ask to ensure that the solution will really work on site,” says Michelle. “Most recently, we’ve been working with colleagues in Mouchel’s Manchester office to design a complex new motorway link road for Lancashire County Council.” In developing her team, Michelle challenges team members to benchmark themselves against Institute of Highway

Pier Head Public Realm Completed 2020 Liverpool provided technical support in relation to the Pier Head public realm package of work. Our “watching brief”involved responding to technical enquiries that come in, resolving design issues on a daily basis as they arise, coordinating with Merseytravel and other stakeholders, and acting as a single point of contact between British

Incorporated Engineers (IHIE) competencies and identify which areas they specifically need to develop. “I aim to match people to projects that will enable them to focus on those development needs,” says Michelle. “We also share expertise with colleagues in other Mouchel offices, giving them the opportunity to learn from what we do.” “I enjoy the diversity of what I do,” says Michelle. “It’s not just marketing, it’s not just design – it’s outward-facing and it’s all about business growth.”

Passion for Success

Waterways and Liverpool City Council. 2020 Liverpool designed the structures and pavement, and led on the design of bespoke features such as light features in the seat walls. The unique design presented many engineering challenges which were successfully overcome through teamwork, innovation and dedication.

Alsop High School – Work Gets Under Way

Land Reclamation in Lancashire Lancashire County Council commissioned 2020 Liverpool to carry out outline design for the Lumb Mill Reclamation and Greenway project, and the Ogden and Swinnel Brook Reclamation project. Both projects were awarded through the “REMADE in Lancashire” framework, a multi-million pound programme to reclaim 300 hectares of derelict land. “This achievement supports our business objectives to grow the business and win more work with new clients,” says Roger Tompkins, 2020 Liverpool’s divisional manager for landscape architecture and urban design.

Construction is now well under way at Alsop High School in north Liverpool, the first in Liverpool’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme to start on site. 2020 Liverpool is providing architectural and engineering design and cost consultancy for the contract to build a new teaching and activities block which will accommodate a dance studio, areas for dining and socialising, classrooms with retractable walls and bright, open atrium areas. The project also includes refurbishment of an existing building to improve teaching facilities for maths and science.

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Profile: Chris Skinner Chris Skinner manages a team responsible for delivering mechanical and electrical building services designs. “The role of the building services engineer has evolved in recent years as sustainability has gained a higher profile,” explains Chris. “We’ve been upskilling the team in response to this agenda and we’ve been involved in projects at a much earlier stage in the design process, working closely with our in-house team of Architects.” This approach is now evident in the projects that are being delivered on behalf of Liverpool City Council. For example, Tuebrook Children’s Centre is heated with a ground source heat pump which extracts heat from the ground via deep boreholes for use in an under-floor space heating system. This is an extremely energy efficient method of heating and has a significant impact on the buildings CO2 emissions. Another Children’s Centre scheme has just been assessed for an Energy Performance Certificate and has obtained an A-Rating. “Energy Performance Certification of buildings is now a legal requirement and it is really pleasing that we are able to measure the influence that our holistic design approach is having on the buildings we deliver” says Chris. Chris is a member of the Low Carbon Consultants Register and an Accredited Energy Assessor.

Travelling Wisely 2020 Liverpool took an innovative approach to developing its corporate travel plan, drawing upon the resources of Liverpool City Council, Mouchel and TravelWise, Merseyside Transport Partnership’s campaign to help people on Merseyside make smarter travel choices. “We already had a number of measures in place, such as interest-free loans for bus and rail season tickets, but as we were approaching Liverpool’s Year of the Environment, we were particularly keen to ensure that we engaged our staff fully in developing a travel plan that would genuinely help us to reduce our carbon footprint,” explains operations director Tony Muir. “We carried out a comprehensive staff survey, and TravelWise helped us to promote the travel plan by providing free cycle and walking maps, bicycle bells and repair kits and umbrellas.”

Frugal Festive Lights Save Energy And Money

Parking for Residents

2020 Liverpool helped Liverpool City Council to save 44% on its Christmas lighting energy account by introducing energy-saving LED rope lights.

2020 Liverpool has completed the implementation of the Football Match Parking Zone (FMPZ) around Anfield and Goodison Park football grounds, on behalf of Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Football Club. The scheme involved extensive consultation with residents, businesses and elected Members in order to provide parking facilities for residents in around 32,000 households.

“For the 2008-2009 festive period, we were particularly aware of the fact that 2009 is Liverpool’s Year of the Environment,” explains lighting engineer Alan Jones. All the existing lighting features for the pedestrian areas were converted, and new features for the cultural area were manufactured using LED rope lights. This meant that even though the festive season was extended by three weeks because of the opening of Liverpool One and other events, energy consumption for the decorations was reduced to 21,291 kilowatt hours, compared to 38,068 kilowatt hours in the previous year.

Office Acquisition Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) commissioned 2020 Liverpool to acquire office premises for its head office and East area office. Our role included negotiation with letting agents, and guidance on the condition of the buildings. “Whenever we approached 2020 Liverpool, their support, responsiveness and helpful guidance and advice were invaluable and much appreciated,” said Garry Croll of LMH.

Profile: Mogan Athmanathan Mogan Athmanathan works in 2020 Liverpool’s Project, Programme and Performance Management team. “I have had the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of projects, including some of the largest and most exciting projects in the city,” says Mogan. Mogan’s varied career includes 15 months on secondment to Liverpool City Council, working as a Graduate Engineer in the accident investigation team. When he moved back to 2020 Liverpool, he took on the challenging role of Assistant Project Manager on the Edge Lane Project. “At the Rocket, we were working 24 hours on most days to get the project completed in time for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008,” Mogan explains. “But it’s worth it to see the fantastic results, and the scheme has also gained external recognition including a Northwest Construction Award and a bronze medal in the Considerate Constructors Awards.”

Keeping Traffic Moving 2020 Liverpool’s traffic control centre, in partnership with Liverpool Council’s Highways Department, facilitated the traffic management for some of the biggest events in Liverpool’s year as Capital of Culture in 2008, helping things run smoothly while keeping disruption to a minimum. Effective management of traffic for events such as major football matches and the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, or cultural events such as “La Machine” in which a 50-foot mechanical spider crawled round the streets of Liverpool, helps provide good information for travellers and enables traffic to be cleared quickly when a build-up starts. 2020 Liverpool uses an integrated combination of bespoke systems such as SCOOT/UTC for real-time traffic control, COMET for data collection and strategy management, variable message signs and systems for car park guidance and fault management to help keep traffic moving. Since the start of the 2008/09 football season, the team has been responsible for managing several key signalised junctions around Everton and Liverpool football grounds, which had previously been managed by Merseyside Police.

In his spare time, Mogan has also taken on new challenges including a sponsored skydive to raise £400 for Clatterbridge centre for Oncology. “It’s a worthy cause,” says Mogan. “Clatterbridge did a lot when my friend was treated for cancer. I don’t see anything wrong with throwing myself out of a plane.” Currently, Mogan is project manager for the Speke District Centre Regeneration Project and the Churchill Way Flyover Lighting project.

Spirit of Adventure

Raising Aspirations and Empowering Residents Liverpool City Council commissioned 2020 Liverpool to design a Surestart children’s centre and multipurpose hall for community use in Tuebrook, north Liverpool. The scheme was developed through continuous consultation with the local community, listening to their needs and aspirations, to provide integrated day care and education for children from 0 to 4 years of age, inclusive child care services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, a recreational space, meeting facilities and a landscaped external play area. Sustainability has been carefully considered throughout the design, with careful selection of materials, maximising the use of natural light and ventilation, position of photovoltaic panels, sun-pipes and an underground heat pump to minimise energy usage. Tuebrook Children’s Centre and St. Margaret’s Multipurpose Hall have not only created a welcoming learning environment but have also been a catalyst to revitalise the wider community, helping to raise aspirations and quality of life for local residents.

Restoring Stanley Park Stanley Park, one of north Liverpool’s most beautiful and historic parks, is being restored to its former glory, project managed by 2020 Liverpool on behalf of Liverpool City Council. The project involved improvements to the lake system, painstaking restoration of the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, and restoration of sandstone bridges and pavilions. Stanley Park was originally designed by acclaimed landscape designer Edward Kemp, and the development is designed to be faithful to Kemp’s original vision for the park and at the same time to meet today’s needs such as community facilities, wildlife areas and playgrounds.

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