Royal Albert Dock offices to be refurbished

October 31, 2023

Liverpool City Council has given General Projects and Neo Capital permission to begin upgrading parts of the 375,000 sq ft asset, which the JV acquired for around £40m earlier this year. 

The proposals would see 20,000 sq ft of workspace at Royal Albert Dock given a new lease of life. 

Speaking in September when the plans were submitted, Jacob Loftus, chief executive of General Projects, said the project would see vacant mezzanine space transformed into “fully-fitted SME workspace units which will support a cluster of independent, creative businesses onto the campus”. 

Royal Albert Dock comprises four grade one-listed buildings: the Britannia, Edward and Atlantic Pavilions, and The Colonnades. 

The spaces to be refurbished are the existing workspace units 31, 32a, 32b, 33a-c, 34, 35, 37, and 38 at the Colonnades and Units 1a, 25 and 26b at the Britannia Pavilion. 

The 31-34 units at the Colonnades are the main area where things will change: the plan is to create “more desirable sized units” by breaking up some existing suites into smaller workspaces, accessed from a new social space that will include a shared tea point, meeting pods and informal meeting table. 

Worthington Owen has been appointed to let the space.