Original Victorian facade

Exchange Station lures bank to new offices

Aviva and Hansteen celebrated the opening of the renovated Exchange Station in Liverpool's business district on Thursday by announcing new lettings including Handelsbanken, which will move from Green Property's India Buildings.

The Swedish bank will move into the 3,000 sq ft office suite overlooking the redeveloped reception hall at Exchange Station in the New Year.

Several existing tenants in the building, previously called Mercury Court, have extended their leases, including Mouchel and Integrated Building Management.

Emily Armstrong, asset manager at Hansteen, told guests at the launch party on Thursday, that more than half of the office space refurbished so far in the rolling programme at the 180,000 sq ft building was now under offer or had been re-let.

The £5m first phase of the refurbishment was completed by a project team consisting of Styles & Wood as main contractor project manager Savills, architect BDP, and letting agent Keppie Massie.

The large entrance hall accessed from Tithebarn Street is open to the public, rather than reserved for tenants, and contains a Bean coffee shop, meeting areas and provides a route through to St Paul's Square through the rear entrance onto gardens between Bixteth Street and Pall Mall.

Click image to launch gallery. Photographs: Ant Clausen

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