Location Liverpool
Architect IBI Group
Area 25,000 sq. ft.


Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool created a Joint Venture company, Sensor City Liverpool Ltd, to deliver a purpose designed Sensor systems Business Innovation Facility focused on creating, nurturing and establishing commercially viable, hi-tech companies.

The Design Aspirations were to create an entrepreneurial environment in a striking building, conducive to collaboration. The building allows engagement and inspires confidence, while having the capacity and flexibility to accommodate facilities needed for Sensor Systems and technology businesses to thrive. The building incorporates laboratory, office and collaboration spaces. The building achieved BREEAM Excellent.

The project was funded through the European Regional Development Fund, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy along with with co-investment from the two Universities and private sector. Buro Four assisted with development of a viable Business Case to present to ERDF for funding, managing the briefing process to ensure Sensor City Liverpool objectives are achieved.


We provided full Project Management and Employer’s Agent Services, including extensive stakeholder management to ensure the vision was understood by all.

We led the project team, developed a bespoke programme and project documentation to achieve critical programme dates including securing funding, planning, detailed design and construction, as well as ensuring the successful appointment of both specialist consultants and contractor.

Buro Four also assisted with development of a viable Business Case to present to ERDF for funding and ensured that funding was allocated in line with ERDF requirements.

For further information contact our head of Science, Education & Health, Rupert Corbett.

Email Rupert Corbett