Adagio Liverpool Expansion
The scheme features a new hotel lobby and breakfast area

Augur maps expansion for Adagio Liverpool

Sarah Townsend

The 126-room aparthotel in the grade two-listed Lewis’s Building would be expanded to occupy two more floors, under proposals from the property’s owner.

Investor-developer Augur Group, headquartered in London, has lodged an application to change the use of 2,600 sq ft of vacant retail space on the ground and mezzanine floors of the seven-storey building in Liverpool city centre, in order to provide additional hotel space.

Adagio Liverpool currently occupies space on the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the 400,000 sq ft building, but it would exit the space its holds on the first floor under the proposals designed by Colman Architects.

A refurbished ground floor and mezzanine level would accommodate a relocated reception and breakfast area, while revised internal layouts on the fifth floor would provide two additional meeting rooms, with the building’s heritage features retained.

The Lewis’s Building is also home to a Pure Gym, Post Office and an office scheme called The Department.

Augur Liverpool said in a statement accompanying the application to Liverpool City Council: “The proposals are part of the long-term strategy to sensitively restore the grade II-listed Lewis’s Building and deliver a meaningful mix of uses.

“[The scheme] will achieve an efficient use of existing floorspace, while responding to a need to better satisfy modern requirements and expectations of hotel operators.”

Augur acquired the property in 2017, along with the surrounding land to make up a five-acre mixed-use scheme now under development, called The Circus.

Once complete, The Circus is planned to provide 275,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space over five floors.



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Sigh. One day they will wake up and say, hey let’s break the status quo and build some offices.

By Michael McDonut

The Wirral, with its much superior beaches should be doing more. It`s as if Liverpool is trying to take everything it can. supposedly for the benefit of the whole city region.

By Heswall

And 20 years down the line it will go into public consultation. Yawn!!

By George

The building in question is next to central station, which is one stop or around seven minutes to ‘the Wirral’, couldn’t get any closer to the city centre without being in it… often wonder whether these type of comments are from people who live here or from elsewhere who are still peddling old opinions that no one under 40 cares about?

By @ Heswall ...

Heswall, you’re a broken down record, and a strange and dull one at that. What have beaches got to do with this?


@Heswall back with the usual tripe… Private company wants to expand city centre hotel = Liverpool taking everything it can. Barmy

By LiverMan

I think Heswall is trying to say that Wirral should be doing more to encourage leisure development on Wirral to take advantage of leisure opportunities. You know like that leisure development planned around by West Kirby marina that all the over 60’s rounded on and the golf course that they protested outside the town hall against. Even the whispers of a Waitrose in Heswall town center saw local Councillors being lobbied against it….. oh dear

By Cynic

I think it would be a good idea to construct really big tall buildings in Telegraph road along with factories lots of PRS apartment blocks for the working classes and all the ammenities they would need , pubs, social centres that sort of thing, the whole areas demographics are ageing and it needs this type of boost before it becomes a ghost town. It would also be an easy commute from the nearby affluent Pensby for work and social inter mixing with the less fortunate in life? ;)

By Barnston Billy