Epic invests £800k in third Liverpool site

EPIC Apart-Hotel, the independent Liverpool hospitality company, is investing £800,000 in transforming a derelict building on the city’s Duke Street into a third venue.

The project at 75 Duke Street will take the company’s occupancy in the city centre from 18 to a total of 35 apartments and studios.

75 Duke Street had been left abandoned and in desolation since 1984, but work is well underway to develop around 7,000 sq ft of space into 17  contemporary apartments located at the heart of the vibrant RopeWalks area of the city.

Each apartment will be individually designed with fashionable decor and furniture. At the top-end of the price range will be two mezzanine studios,  one featuring a showcase courtyard garden.

Epic already has properties located on Campbell Street and Seel Street. The Duke Street apart-hotel alone will provide 15 new jobs and is expected to open in February.

Simon Beer, who owns and operates Epic along with his wife, Fiona, said: “We are very excited to bring back to life this stunning building on Duke Street. The new apartments have been engineered in a way that a two-bedroom can become a one-bedroom if needed. This flexibility is ideal for the midweek commercial market, and further demonstrates the brand’s continued evolution.”

Duke Street will feature a selection of ePods – smaller rooms at 15 sq metre, aimed at the budget corporate traveller and weekend visitors.

Epic says it is looking to develop further properties in and outside of Liverpool.