Interior architecture and design company Forme UK has opened its first North West studio in Liverpool, headed up by interior designer Louise Potter.
The studio is based in Hanover Street in Liverpool city centre. Potter has 25 years' experience in interior design, and previously worked as a senior designer for Sheppard Robson.
Potter will act alongside Forme co-founder and director Mark Twigg, who will divide his time between London and Liverpool.
One of the first projects for Forme in the region will be with healthcare specialist Bupa in Birkenhead. Forme said it would be looking to expand the team as projects developed.
Forme UK is a London-based practice, with schemes including the refurbishment of Somerset House and a redesign of the Met Bar at the Metropolitan Hotel in Park Lane. Internationally, Forme UK has completed a number of fit-outs for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
David Skeels, managing director of Forme UK, said: "We have opened in Liverpool to take advantage of the tremendous potential of the region. We work internationally from our London studio, but felt it was important to invest in Liverpool if we want to attract major projects in the city. By opening a studio we are putting down roots in the North West."