Mersey House is a ten storey concrete-framed former office building in Liverpool. Originally constructed by Gotch and Partners between 1965 and 1967, the property has been empty since 2007 and is viewed as a ‘missing piece of the Jigsaw’ in terms of the regeneration of Liverpool’s historic waterfront.
Having gained prior approval for an office to residential conversion, Mersey House Ltd commissioned Halliday Meecham Architects to obtain detailed planning approval for the re-cladding of the building as part of a high-quality residential scheme.
The building occupies a prominent position on The Strand and sits within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The aspiration of the client was to use structural glass throughout and therefore capitalise on spectacular views of the ‘Three Graces’ and the waterfront. Careful consideration was given to the proportions and design of the glass in order to maintain the building’s ‘DNA’ and complement, but not compete with, the historic context.
- Client: Mersey House Ltd
- Budget: 8M
- Location: Liverpool