City landmark building lined up for £35m conversion to hotel

Municipal Building

A Manchester interior design consultancy has secured a contract to deliver a lavish interior makeover on Liverpool’s Municipal Building, which is set to be converted into a boutique hotel as part of a £35m transformation.

Koncept ID has been appointed by Singaporean The Fragrance Group to develop the landmark building into a 180-bedroom residence.

The Grade II-listed building on Dale Street previously housed Liverpool City Council administrative offices.

A reflection of the wealth and status of Liverpool Corporation, it boasts grand pillars, decorative vaulted ceilings and marble fireplaces.

Koncept ID will manage the design and fit-out of the project, working alongside contractor Russell WBHO – previously Russells Construction – to sympathetically reinstate original features.

Jenny Denton, lead designer, said: “The Municipal Building is truly magnificent and the potential was clear from our very first visit.

“The design focuses on breathing new life into original features, restoring the building to its former glory while injecting a good dose of sophisticated elegance.”

She added: “The new hotel will bring an exciting destination to Liverpool and with such a rich heritage, it’ll be a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.”

Hotel Municipal – due for completion in late 2022– will feature a brasserie with all-day dining menu, tea room and cocktail bar, as well as a spa complete with pool, jacuzzi and treatment facilities.