Great Howard Street to be closed due to
an unsafe building
A major route in and out of Liverpool
City Center has been closed due to fears a former grain silo, which is currently
being demolished, may collapse.
Demolition works is currently being undertaken on the building along Great
Howard Street (A565) at Tobacco Warehouse Stanley Dock, for Harcourt
Developments. Due to engineering difficulties experienced by the contractor,
Liverpool City Council's Building Control Department has deemed the building unsafe and in the
interest of public safety, Great Howard Street was closed between Walter
Street and Saltney Street, for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The diversion route for this closure is follows:-
► Inbound:- Blackstone Street (A5054), Regent Road and Dublin Street
► Outbound:- Great Howard Street, Paisley Street (at Costco), Regent Road and
Blackstone Street (at Tai Pan).
This closure will be implemented on site this afternoon (by 4pm) and will be in
place for up to one week.
Once the demolition works are complete and made safe, the road will be reopened
These works are completely separate from the current highway improvement works
to create a new dual carriageway for the A565.