Another successful project completed on time and to budget – a ground floor wing of Liverpool’s iconic Exchange Station Building has been transformed into Grade A office accommodation.
Minutes from Liverpool One (Europe’s largest retail development), the Exchange Station Building satisfies the city’s demand for high-end office space – in the heart of the Liverpool’s commercial district. Property developers Commercial Estates Group (CEG) commissioned us to overhaul a ground floor wing in just 14 weeks – and we succeeded.
We joined forces with a number of other specialists from large mechanical and electrical fitters to floorers and redecorators, to strip out the previous tenant’s interior finishes and M&E infrastructure. With the old interior gone, we revamped the space from top to bottom – quite literally, we installed new ceilings and floors.
Let’s start in the corridor. Here, we fitted plasterboard ceilings with recess lighting and porcelain floor tiles to complement the main reception area. The new oak window sills in the corridor match the full height oak doors throughout, to give a sense of continuity and harmony.
The bespoke feature light boxes, covered in the Exchange Station’s branding, catches your eye immediately – creating something of a glowing monochrome arch over the corridor, at various points.
Elsewhere, you’ll find perforated metal ceiling tiles and new glass partitions – suites in the building range from 1,000 to 42,000 square feet, to accommodate businesses of all sizes.
Another stunning feature of the building is the concourse reception area complete with café. Key walls are decorated in huge promotional wall prints.
One of the most striking examples of the large wall prints is an image of the Exchange Station Building’s façade – which still exists in its entirety 128 years since it was built in 1888. Trains once passed though these two brick arches, and today, office and retail workers wander through them. It’s truly amazing how much this industrious area of Liverpool has progressed.
We also installed various soft furnishings and loose furniture pieces throughout the Exchange Station Building development.
Do you have a fit-out refurbishment project in mind? Whether you’re re-imagining an office space, restaurant, hotel or school, tell us about it today. We can take you from start to finish – creating a new space, fit for purpose, on time, on budget and sensitive to the history of the building itself.
Posted November 22, 2016