Refurb to complete by summer 2021
Manchester developer Bruntwood Works has appointed interior architect Phaus to the £3m upgrade of a landmark office building in Liverpool in the latest sign of continued confidence in the office market.
The Plaza building, which was built in 1965, is set to get an extensive 1960s-style makeover in defiance of fears of the demise of office working following the success of working from home during covid-19 restrictions.
Bruntwood Works said Phaus’ design would encourage ”collaboration, community and productivity”.
Upgrades to the 65m tall block include a coffee shop, “destination” restaurant, pop-up retail space and cocktail bar on the ground floor, along with new study spaces and a wellness studio for fitness classes.
Bruntwood Works is the owner of the 18-storey building, which was formerly the headquarters of retailer and football betting giant Littlewoods before the latter’s collapse in 2004.
The scheme is set to complete by summer next year.