HA Civils and Huyton Asphalt recently took part in the Boots on for Building walk (with Kier) to raise money for charity.

The proceeds of the walk were donated to The Kier Foundation which supports causes such as the British Heart Foundation and End Youth Homelessness.

The walk spanned various landmarks across Liverpool, starting at Kier’s Kaplan site, then moving onto the Williamson tunnels. Other landmarks visited included Liverpool Cathedral, St Georges Hall and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

There was an estimated total of 18000 steps walked per person. Our team was made up of Ann from HA Civils, Celia from Huyton Asphalt and Sam a new apprentice for HA Civils.

Here are some facts about the places visited:

  • Chinatown gate has the tallest arch in Europe standing at 13.5 metres (44ft), it is the second tallest in any Chinatown outside mainland China.
  • Liverpool Lime Street station is the oldest grand terminus mainline station still in use in the world, it opened in August 1836.
  • The Albert Dock is comprised of buildings and warehouses and is the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone with no structural wood. As a result it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world.

We were glad to be involved in this fun event and to help raise money for important causes and charities.

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