The project includes an excellent point of access to the national rail network; a single integrated booking office and information point, encompassing bus, rail and airport services; a bus station; a 24-hour high frequency airport link; a 240-space park and ride facility and secure cycle and motorcycle parking.
Environmental aspects of LSP include:
- Use of waste and recycled products in the building construction instead of environmentally damaging materials, for instance waste slag in place of cement
- Rainwater harvesting, aided by the distinctive slope of the building’s roof
- Renewable energy systems, including geo-thermal heat pumps and solar photovoltaic cells, to reduce ongoing carbon emissions and energy costs.
- These environmentally friendly innovations formed part of the case for funding.
Merseytravel continues to foster good community relations at the station. For example, local schoolchildren planted a wildflower area at the station in June 2007. The project has won a number of awards, not just from the rail sector but also reflecting LSP’s environmental and community credentials.