Aloft Hotel, Liverpool

The conversion of Liverpool’s landmark Royal Insurance Building into a stylish Aloft Hotel has brought this historic listed building back to life after 20 years of closure.

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The Project

Client – Starwood Hotels/Ashall Projects
Value – £2,200,000.00
Contractor – Balfour Beatty Construction
Consultant – Clancy Consulting

Located on No.1 North John Street, the Aloft Liverpool Hotel offers 116 luxury rooms and a restaurant in the heart of Liverpool city centre. It is situated in the former Royal Insurance Building – a Grade II listed building that had been disused for 20 years. 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. HE Simm undertook the Design and Build MEP services for this development, following a year of consultations, trials and surveying.

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Key Features

– Refurbishment of Grade II listed building  unused for 20 years

– Refurbishment of Grade II listed building  unused for 20 years

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

– 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