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Sedulo managing partner Paul Cheetham-Karcz on the roof terrace of the company's new Liverpool office.

Sedulo to open in Liverpool with Oprah-style studio, McVitie’s-themed room

Julia Hatmaker

The £1.4m office will span 7,000 sq ft in the historic Exchange Flags building.

Opening up on 1 June, the new space will be the base for 50 of the financial services firm’s staff members. Sedulo spent £400,000 on transforming the space, with the rest of the project fund going towards rent. The office is designed by Paul Cheetham-Karcz, Sedulo’s managing partner. Manchester-based Urbanise, led by operations director Matt Kimber, handled the build.

The Liverpool Sedulo office has a 3,000 sq ft bar and table football. Meeting spaces are themed. The boardroom named after World War II hero Admiral Sir Max Horton and is set up as a military bunker. Oprah Winfrey is the inspiration for a podcast studio. Another room is devoted to McVitie’s and Crawfords biscuits, the latter of which started out in Liverpool. With a nod to the city’s vibrant football culture, there’s even a “Klopp Kendall Suite,” named after Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Everton legend Howard Kendall.

The office also has a roof terrace offering views of the Liver Building and River Mersey.

Cheetham-Karcz filmed a walkthrough of the then-empty office in August last year, outlining where exactly each of the breakout spaces would go.

In addition to Liverpool, Sedulo also has offices in Manchester, Leeds and London.

Exchange Flags is owned by Ashtrom Properties UK, which bought the iconic building for £68m in 2019.

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Brilliant news. Thanks for allowing Liverpool to be apart of this

By David

We need offices to provide jobs for our children and our children’s children. They should not have to go to work in Manchester especially with today’s train fairs and tomorrow’s will be no different, if not worse. It’ is daylight robbery.

By Mary Mullarkey

Offices are becoming so irrelevant that their iteration is a weird biscuit factory TV studio wonderland. We’ll start seeing true live-work spaces over the next 5 years, i.e. homes with proper workspace provided, and no centralised offices.

By Weird

Homes with work spaces provided? we can’t even get homes with proper size bedrooms or garages provided. Work is work and home is home and other than a bit more flexibility that’s the way it’s going to stay. Offices will be fewer and more centralised, just ask BT the originators of home working, or HMRC , each with a similar strategy.fewer but bigger regional offices.

By Officer

There will always be offices because some people wfh will be taking extended breaks and zoning out. No supervision = a low work rate.

By Anonymous