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Decarbonising Liverpool's roads

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A project funded by the Department for Transport aims to reduce the environmental impact of Liverpool's roads and help the city achieve its net-zero goal by 2030.

The Liverpool Live Lab project, launched in 2023, will run for three years and has huge potential to contribute to sustainable urban development and inspire other cities on their path to net-zero.

What are the benefits of the project?

The project is part of the UK-wide £30m 'ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK' programme. By taking part, Liverpool will benefit from:

  • a review of the city's road design, construction and maintenance with a focus on minimising carbon footprint
  • three smaller projects in different parts of the city that will test new materials and processes
  • recycling of highways materials to reduce their environmental impact
  • streamlined legal, contractual and procurement processes that speed up the adoption of sustainable solutions
  • research and information on sustainable road management

Our project partners 

The main project partners are:

  • Liverpool City Council — project leaders with a focus on achieving Carbon Net Zero by 2030
  • Colas Ltd — a major civil engineering company specialising in road construction and innovative solutions
  • Pell Frischmann — an engineering consultancy providing technical expertise
  • Liverpool John Moores University — contributing academic expertise and research capabilities
  • Future Highways Research Group — bringing research and innovation in our carbon approach
  • Bird & Bird — offering legal advice specialising in environmental and infrastructure projects
  • Aberdeen City Council — sharing experiences and collaborating on relevant aspects of the project
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  • GAP group hire solutions
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  • Liverpool City Council
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  • Newcastle City Council logo
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