The Florrie receives national Historic England award for building’s rescue

Liverpool’s Florence Institute has received a national accolade at the Historic England Angel Awards 2018.The building, affectionately known as ‘The Florrie’, won in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Place category during a ceremony last night (27 November).The awards were hosted by historian Bettany Hughes at the Gillian ... Read More...

Planning committee to rule on hotel plan for Municipal Buildings

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee will rule on plans to convert the Municipal Buildings into a four-star hotel next week (30 October).Singapore-based Fragrance Group Limited (FGL) purchased the Grade II*-listed Dale Street landmark last year.The property developer submitted plans in June for a 189-room hotel as well as a swimming pool ... Read More...

Green light welcomed on new homes for city

The approval of a new £50 million Baltic Triangle apartment scheme gives “greater clarity” on how future proposals will be viewed for the district, according to the developer.Elliot Group’s plan for 253 homes and an ‘entrepreneurial hub’ was given the go-ahead at Liverpool City Council’s planning committee meeting yesterday (19 ... Read More...

Liverpool architects Brock Carmichael discuss factory office conversion; it will bring ‘considerable new investment’

Liverpool Council’s decision to renovate the Ogden’s Imperial Tobacco factory office has relieved Historic England and Brock Carmichael to finally start the conversion work.The original Queen Anne-style 19th century office buildings are Grade II-listed and will therefore remain and be converted into 19 apartments with internal and external works but ... Read More...