India Buildings

Securing a new future for a Grade II* listed commercial building.

India Buildings is a Grade II* listed commercial building located in Liverpool’s Maritime World Heritage Site. Dating from the 1920s, the building contains a retail arcade at ground floor level as well as an entrance to an underground station.

We have worked with building agents, CBRE, on a series of refurbishment projects that have revitalised the building, making it an attractive and sought-after location.

looking up at the India buildings in Liverpool

Conservation Management Plan

We undertook a Conservation Management Plan to inform a policy for the future development and refurbishment of the building, noting where significant change could be offset against the retention of its significant historic detail. The subsequent regenerative projects have been undertaken in phases against the agreed framework.

the arcade at the india buildings in liverpool
a decorative door know in the shape of a roaring lion
the fifth floor corridor of the india buildings is an art deco style space

Redevelopment and refurbishment

We oversaw the redevelopment of the fifth floor and identified options for development and maintenance throughout the building.

Image of an open-place office space. A view of Liverpool's Royal Liver Building can be seen through the window.
Interior image of an open-plan office space.

The upper floors were identified as appropriate for conversion to open floor plans to enable more flexible speculative office development within the building, whilst the lower floors retain the integrity of the original design with smaller individual office suites.

A new flexible managed workspace, The Hub, has also been created. Intended for use by SMEs and start-up businesses, the workspace contains shared facilities and hi-spec IT infrastructure.

In adopting a whole building approach, we have been able to successfully retain and enhance the significance of the historic detail on the lower floors, whilst exploring greater change and redevelopment in other areas of the building.

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