The Echo Building Liverpool, UK
The Echo Building is currently the tenth tallest building in Liverpool. Standing at 73 metres and with 18 storeys, it is a landmark on the city’s skyline.
The building was previously home to the Liverpool Echo newspaper printing rooms and press offices. However, much of the space has remained vacant for a number of years.
The building was originally constructed in the 1970s in the International style. The redevelopment preserves and retains the prominence of the existing shape, style and aesthetic – whilst improving, repairing, cleaning and modernising the neglected elevations.
The redevelopment supports continued office use coupled with the introduction of retail space, which will better integrate the building with the street frontage, in order to enhance and activate the public realm at ground level.
This Corstorphine & Wright designed scheme revitalises the overall site, which sits within a popular business area.
The refurbishment and adaptation will include a 207-bed 4-star hotel within the existing 15-storey tower. This will have communal areas including a restaurant/bar within an open ‘living lounge’, as well as a conference area with its own café.
The introduction of a new rooftop sky bar which is open to the public, provides panoramic views across the city and the renowned World Heritage waterfront. Further amenities created include a commercial gym and parking facilities.