Seel Street Hotel, Liverpool

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Client: base2stay Liverpool LLP

Value: £9,870,000

Contract: Design and Build

Project Manager: Ridge

Architect: Austin Smith Lord

Quantity Surveyor: Ridge

Structural Engineer: Muir Associates (UK) Ltd

M&E Consultant: Building Services Group Ltd

Refurbishment Award 2012, Merseyside Civic Society Awards

The existing Grade II listed building, a former rope factory in the centre of Liverpool, was converted and refurbished into a 106 bedroom hotel for base2stay Liverpool. BHC were heavily involved in the design development and the application for Lottery fund grants.

Works commenced with an enabling contract to make the building safe. Following this, the project involved the renovation and structural strengthening of the existing building, along with the installation of a new steel frame extension to the rear courtyard. The building was fitted out to a very high standard, suiting the boutique style of the hotel.

The hotel opened for trading in July 2010, six weeks ahead of schedule.