AHR completes redevelopment of historic Liverpool landmark

AHR has completed the redevelopment of the Watson Building in Liverpool providing 75,000 square feet of flexible Grade A office space.

The scheme included the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed building, a one-storey roof extension and the construction of a new eight storey extension. The redevelopment is an integral part of Liverpool’s Central Village development, which features a mix of office, retail and leisure space.

Imran Kassim, Regional Director at AHR said:

“The Watson Building is all that remains of the original 1930s Lewis’s department store, a much loved building in Liverpool. Our development will ensure the building continues to be a valued part of Liverpool city centre by upgrading it to create a desirable and versatile office space.”

The Watson Building, which housed the original Lewis’s department store, is located on Renshaw Street and offers sweeping views of the city skyline.

Clad in Portland stone the new extension matches the colour and texture of the adjoining Watson Building to complement its classical composition.

A new glazed two storey entrance hall welcomes visitors into the building leading to office spaces designed to provide thermal and acoustic efficiencies suited for a modern office environment.