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Liverpool dock's policeman's hut restored

Restored police hut
Image caption The policeman's hut was built for dock police officers in the 1890s

A brick hut which was used by dock police at the Port of Liverpool more than 100 years ago has been restored.

The hut, at Collingwood Dock, was built in the 1890s for officers who patrolled the quaysides and checked on the goods coming in and going out of the docks.

The building, made from decorative brick with a slate roof, was one of many built at the dock.

It has been restored by The Peel Group, which is repairing historic structures in the Liverpool Waters site.

Its plans for Liverpool Waters include regenerating part of the docklands and building a cruise liner terminal, thousands of apartments and the tallest UK building outside London.

Liverpool City Council has approved the project and submitted the plans to the government for approval.

Work on the hut was carried out by conservation contractors Repair Services (UK) Ltd and included repairs to the brickwork, re-roofing and the securing of the openings.

Ian Pollitt, from Peel, said: "The police hut is an important part of the dock heritage and it was important for us to retain this and other historical buildings within the Liverpool Waters site.

"Peel is keen on ensuring buildings such as this can be preserved or restored where possible and we are delighted with the work Repair Services (UK) Ltd have done on the hut".

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