Interiors consultancy Koncept ID has secured the design contract for the conversion of Liverpool’s Municipal Buildings into a four-star hotel.
The Singapore-based Fragrance Group bought the 130,000 sq ft Dale Street block at the start of 2017, before advancing plans for its redevelopment, securing planning consent in October 2018 to convert the landmark ex-council offices into a 189-bedroom residence.
Now set to be known as Hotel Municipal, Fragrance is aiming for a completion date in late 2022. Koncept ID will manage the design and fit-out of the £35m project, working alongside contractor Russell WBHO, previously Russells Construction, to sympathetically reinstate original features. Elements of the grade two-listed building include pillars, decorative vaulted ceilings and marble fireplaces.
Russells was reported by Place to be close to securing the build contract in late 2019.
Jenny Denton, lead designer, said: “The Municipal Building is truly magnificent and the potential was clear from our very first visit. The design focuses on breathing new life into original features, restoring the building to its former glory while injecting a good dose of sophisticated elegance.”
“The new hotel will bring an exciting destination to Liverpool and with such a rich heritage, it’ll be a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.”
Hotel Municipal will feature a brasserie with all-day dining menu, tearoom and cocktail bar, as well as a spa complete with pool, jacuzzi and treatment facilities.
Koncept ID’s North West studio is based in offices next to the Lowry Hotel, Salford. The business is experienced in the hotel sector, with work for Malmaison, Novotel, Ibis, Hilton, Mercure and Radisson brands in its portfolio.