Liverpool exhibition centre




ISG – Murray Woods




3 weeks


  • 8000m³ cement stabilisation

Scope of Work

  • Cut and fill operation
  • Soil stabilisation/ soil modification
  • Performance testing


Laying the foundations for success

The construction of a new 4 star hotel (Pullman Hotel) and exhibition centre (ECL exhibition centre) on the waterfront development at the East bank of the River Mersey in Liverpool, required a value engineered approach to using the materials available onsite. The ground across the site was a mixture of crushed landfill from the demolition of warehouses located on the site during the 1980s and riverbed sand.

Barton provided the most cost effective approach towards providing a suitable working platform and sub formation base for the new floor slabs with a 30% CBR minimum value. The mix design was done in house with our partner ESG, the proposed mix design was then submitted for approval by Client’s Engineer. Our cement stabilisation methodology and techniques allowed for sub-base replacement to be incorporated into the overall construction make-up.

We used a Wirtgen WR2500S mixer and Purpose-built Terragator spreader in conjunction with a D6 Crawler dozer and water Bowser to stabilise the site won soils and reduce the overall import of primary aggregates. The treated soil was mixed and placed in two 350mm layers to achieve the required 700mm design thickness of sub-base replacement.

Both in-situ and laboratory compliance testing were undertaken to provide the Engineer with the end-product data ensuring our contract commitments were achieved.