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Guided engineering walk: Liverpool

Event organised by ICE

11 November 2023
11:00 - 13:45 GMT
Meeting point
Opposite Castle Street / James Street Junction
Liverpool, L2 1AB
United Kingdom

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Engineering decisions of the past brought Liverpool to pre-eminence and also helped solve problems created by unprecedented population density, sanitation requirements, and the needs of international transport.

Join us on this tour which will take you on an external street-level view of many buildings and sites in and around the city centre, which are of engineering interest.

After the walk, there'll be a free bowl of scouse at the Ship & Mitre available for the first 20 people who have pre-booked. Others can purchase food on the day, should they wish to.

Remember to notify us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements, as we may not be able to accommodate last requests on the day.

If you haven't reserved a place on the tour, you are still welcome to join us – just be at the meeting point and tag along!

In preparation for the event:

    • Check the weather forecast and wear suitable clothing.
    • There is quite a lot of walking involved so wear suitable footwear and don’t be afraid to let the guide know if you need to stop for a rest.
    • Please bring your own water.
    • Photography is encouraged but please be mindful of other guests' wishes.
    • The entire tour takes place within public spaces, and often crossing public highways. Please observe a common sense approach, especially when walking near live carriageways.

Organised by ICE Merseyside Branch and ICE North West Early Careers, based on earlier groundwork undertaken by the Historical Engineering Group.


Terence McCormick

Terence McCormick

Ringway Jacobs / Cheshire East Highways

design engineer

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Terence McCormick

Terry is a design engineer working for Ringway Jacobs / Cheshire East Highways.
He has 10 years of broad civil engineering work experience (water, highways, flood risk & drainage, transport planning) plus 10 years' pre-civil engineering experience in the transport industry, giving him a unique ‘end user’ experience of civil engineering infrastructure.
Terry began volunteering for the ICE as a mature student in 2010 whilst undertaking his MEng Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Liverpool.
It was during this time that Terry initiated the engineering walking tour of Liverpool. Terry has personally organised and guided this tour every year since its conception.
As past ICE Merseyside Branch chair, STEM Ambassador, and University of Liverpool Industrial Liaison Committee member, Terry enjoys bringing civil engineering and environmental sustainability issues to a  wider audience.