A Shepherd Construction joint venture has scooped a £50 million contract to redevelop Liverpool Central Library.
The Inspire Partnership - made up of Shepherd Construction and Amber Infrastructure - scooped the LCL and Archive PFI deal ahead of three shortlisted rivals and will start on site next summer.
Central Library, located in Liverpool’s cultural quarter on William Brown Street, suffers from damp and a leaking roof.
The project will see Grade II listed parts of the building, which date back to 1850, restored to their former glory.
The sections behind the façade, rebuilt following Second World War bomb damage, will be demolished and rebuilt.
Council leader Warren Bradley said: “This is the biggest ever single investment in the city’s library service and will create a stunning building the whole city can be proud of.”