Developer Foster Marlon Group has acquired the grade two-listed 31 Dale Street in Liverpool city centre, with plans to convert the space into serviced offices and co-working space.
The building dates back to 1879 and formerly housed the Reform Club. Liverpool-registered Foster Marlon, which delivered the £8m conversion of Liverpool’s Produce Exchange into 54 apartments in 2017, is to invest £1m in the renovation project.
The development will offer 15,732 sq ft of office space and is to include a bar/event space and a boardroom of 20-plus seats to be billed as the Churchill room, a reference to a speech given by Winston Churchill in the building following World War II. It is to open in two phases, being fully open in summer 2019.
A Foster Marlon spokesman said: “We are excited to have chosen Liverpool as the launching pad for the FM Works brand which will quite rapidly be expanded internationally.
“With both this brand and FM Living we are creating new job opportunities for the city.”