Project Description

Hilton Hotel, Liverpool

Award winning project overcomes confined space construction challenges

PCE Ltd constructed the entire façade of the £40 million Hilton hotel in high quality architectural precast panels while overcoming challenges relating to access issues and site engineering demands.

The hotel is situated at the heart of the vibrant Liverpool One development on the city’s impressive waterfront close to Albert Dock and the Royal Liver Building.

Key benefits to client

  • Offsite manufacture saving time and labour
  • Services and features built-in at manufacture
  • PCE’s expertise in precast design
  • Supply chain management and on-time delivery

Offsite precast construction

Some 816 precast panels, together with around 200 glass reinforced concrete panels form the outer cladding for the four star hotel.

The main wall panels were manufactured in seven metre heights, each rising two storeys, creating a ‘mullion’ effect to visually stretch the building, while fascia beams cross the panels horizontally every second storey.

PCE carried out ‘just-in-time’ construction, with each component craned into place and fixed immediately upon delivery.


  • BREEAM Very Good
  • Building Magazine Project of the Year

Further information

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Location: Liverpool, UK

Client: Hilton Hotels

Main Contractor: Kier Group

Architect: Aedas

The new landmark development presented a major logistical challenge both in the installation of more than 1,000 delicate and high quality architectural precast elements produced in sparkling white reconstructed Portland Stone.