The £40m Exhibition Centre Liverpool will offer 8,100 square metres of event space, including a three-hall exhibition centre, which will interconnect with ACC Liverpool’s existing facilities.
The development will also include a £26m Pullman ‘headquarters’ hotel with 216 guestrooms over seven floors. The hotel will take the number of on-site rooms to over 600.
Bob Prattey, chief executive of ACC Liverpool, said: "2014 will be a particularly significant year for us as we officially start on site with Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
"The development has been several years in the planning and we are pleased with the completion of enabling works that have been delivered on target, which bodes well for the scheduled opening next year."