Aloft Hotel, Liverpool

Redevelopment of a Grade II* Listed building in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, into a luxury 4* Hotel and Restaurant.

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The Project

Client – Ashall Property

End User – Starwood Hotels

Value – £2,457,500

Contractor – Balfour Beatty Construction

Consultant – Clancy Consulting


HE Simm were awarded the Full Design & Build MEP Works for the conversion of Liverpool’s landmark Royal Insurance Building into a stylish, 116 bed Aloft Hotel, which has brought this historic listed building back to life after 20 years of closure. . The conversion removed the historic Neo-Baroque building, which was originally constructed in 1896, from English Heritage’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ register and breathed life back into one of Liverpool’s most iconic properties.

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Key Features

– Refurbishment of Grade II listed building unused for 20 years

– Brought the Royal Insurance Building off the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ Register

– Due to the complexity of the project, a year of consultations, trials & surveying was needed to ensure a successful delivery

– Award Winning development – BCI Project  of the Year 2015

– Logistically challenging due to City Centre location which meant a main road into Liverpool Centre had to close to allow the crane to lift all the roof plant into position

– 2No apprentices employed through duration of project