Project Date: January 2010
Liverpool has seen a massive transformation recently, particularly with the increase of premium office space. Demand for contemporary space is so strong that un-refurbished space accounted for just 5 per cent of take-up last year.
While Castle Chambers commands an imposing position at the heart of the business district, the reception and communal areas of the 1950s building looked dated compared to those in rival office spaces.
How we inspired:
We knew that to attract premium tenants in an increasingly competitive market, the building needed to be completely revitalised.
As the reception is its shop window it needed to make a statement about the quality of the building before prospective tenants set foot in the office space.
So, we turned the reception into a gallery space with a striking art installation, contemporary furniture and dramatic – yet low energy – lighting.
This theme was continued throughout with new carpets, modernised staircases and redesigned lifts and lobby areas.
New double glazing was installed throughout and the external stonework was extensively repaired and cleaned. Finally, new building branding was installed to complete the look.
Castle Chambers is now a striking eight-storey building that signifies the renaissance of the Castle Street area. It offers large contemporary office space in the traditional business district that is helping to stem the migration of companies to a new business hub in the city centre.
Our client’s view:
“Jennor quickly developed a deep understanding of the brief and scope of this major fit-out project. The initial presentation, ideas and design solutions remained faithful to the final solution, and against our demanding brief and expectations, Jennor continually met the targets set and delivered the project on time, within budget and to an exceptionally high standard.”
Neil Rogers, Project manager at CB Richard Ellis