Radisson Red Hotel

The Radisson Red Hotel in Lime Street opens this summer. DNL Steel have been involved in this stunning redevelopment of a Grade II listed building, which sees it return to its original use for the first time since the 1930s.

First opened as the North Western Hotel in 1871, it accommodated some very distinguished guests in the later Victorian period, including the Queen of Hawaii and Emperor of Brazil. It closed in 1933 and was used as offices for a short while before lying empty for fifty years.

In 1996 the building reopened as student accommodation and remained as such until 2018 when it was announced by the buildings owners that it would be converted back into a hotel, restoring many of the original features.

DNL Steel’s role in the redevelopment of the building has been in the reconstruction of staircase which is a focal point of the main entrance. In doing so we have extended the width to comply with modern fire regulations using high quality steel.  The structure was then completed with a concrete infill tread system and a glass balustrade added. The photos below show us putting the structure together before the concrete was added.

Liverpool’s Green Wall Feature

DNL Steel is pleased to have assisted Liverpool City Council in the development of a ‘green wall’ to help combat pollution caused by traffic on The Strand.

A living wall has been created in Chavasse Park, featuring 8,000 plants and able to absorb sound. The green wall has helped create biodiversity in the city centre, with Liverpool having less much less open space  in its central area than many other cities.

DNL erected over forty steel posts, each between 900mm and 2 metres in height, on a radius following pathway with a length of 27.5 metres. Over 8,000 pollinator plants, from 24 species, were then attached to this. As well as having a positive affect on wildlife, humans can benefit too due to the cleaner air quality they are breathing.