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Security ramped up at fire damaged ACC Liverpool car park

Security around the fire damaged ACC Liverpool car park has been stepped up to prevent public access.

Hoardings are set to go around the building from this weekend, following the devastating blaze on New Year’s Eve.

Despite the extensive damage to the structure, ACC Liverpool remains open and its full schedule of booked events will still go ahead.

Liverpool City Council’s Parking Services team is currently making contingency arrangements to provide extra open-air parking in the area.

As soon as the site has been made secure, structural engineers will begin the process of determining the viability of the structure and people are being urged to keep a safe distance from the building.

The process of removing the 1,305 vehicles that were parked inside is estimated to take many weeks, as most were entirely incinerated.

Illustrating the severity of the damage, Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson revealed that one of the destroyed cars on the third floor has crashed through to the level below.

Mayor Anderson adds: “We are still in the process of trying to make the site safe so that structural engineers can being the process of analysing the extent of the damage.

“Frankly, it’s likely that the car park will have to be demolished as the fabric of the building has been extensively damaged.

“So it’s not safe yet even to enter the building and we cannot have anyone risking their lives trying to do so, especially with the strong winds we’re currently experiencing.

“We are dealing with a freak event and people who have worked in this field for a lifetime have never known anything like it.

“Thank God there was no loss of life in the fire. However public safety must continue to be our number one concern.”

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.