Liverpool’s Exchange Station is set in the heart of the city’s thriving commercial district and since the 198Os has been used as an office complex, providing over 200,000 sq ft of prime commercial office space.
The major refurbishment included core landlord facilities, lobbies, meeting suites, third floor and first floor offices within the atrium, as well as the specification for a Basement Gym – updating this former station into a state of the art tech and business hub. Each of the spaces was fully refurbished by stripping the area back to the building shell and then providing new MEP services.
Throughout the design process and construction programme, the project team had to work with an existing building structure which required significant demolition works in order for the scheme to progress. At the same time, the needs and expectations of the building occupiers in the tenanted space had to be managed whilst work was ongoing. These factors combined to create a challenging working environment, however the adoption of a ‘total design’ approach to the brief resulted in the successful delivery of an innovative concept.
The project has since gone on to gain a Regional Winner of the BCO Fit Out of Workplace award for the ‘North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland’, along with achieving a BREEAM Very Good and an EPC B Rating.