The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Posted in Projects on 2 December, 2015

Adi Studio has recently converted a grade II-listed building into the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool…

Hiding within rustic-red bricks, the renovated Titanic Hotel, Liverpool opened as part of the redevelopment of the historic Stanley Dock complex and is located in what was the North Warehouse, which was built in 1846.

“The brief called for the restoration of a grade II listed brick warehouse in Stanley Dock, Liverpool, part of the UNESCO World Heritage buildings of Liverpool, disused since 1985,” explains Maria Rice, Director at adi studios.

As part of the adaptive conversion to a contemporary hotel, adi studio were commissioned to provide the interior design scheme for 153 spacious bedrooms, reception lounge, bar/restaurant, conference centre and vaulted spa.

“On this project, we worked very closely with Heritage Consultant John Hinchliffe and project architects Darmody Architects to create a scheme that enhanced the spectacular historic shell,” says Rice.

The vast public spaces at both the ground and basement levels are celebrated, designed within the walls of a 842sqm Victorian warehouse space under a four-metre high ceiling.

Rice explains, “From the hotels inception it was crucial to make this big open space feel comfortable whilst retaining the overall scale and industrial heritage of the rooms. On upper floors, the bedroom corridors are 4m wide, due structural cast iron colonnades of the warehouse. The size and distribution of the hotel guestrooms worked around this historic framework has resulted in a generosity of space which is rarely found in contemporary hotels.”

Upstairs, the rooms are spacious, welcoming and homely with battleship grey curtains, panelled windows and stylishly worn table chairs, the interiors adorn the untouched exterior of the building.

Stanley Dock itself was a source of inspiration for the designers at aid studio. The interiors concept was to enhance the existing buildings by the use of bespoke furniture, lighting and artwork and they were an integral part of implementing that vision. “We designed bespoke furniture pieces, fashioned from reclaimed wood which were salvaged from site. We selected eclectic or aged furnishing and fabrics to give the sense that the rooms have evolved over time. We used accessories and artwork to give clientele a further sense of ‘place’. It sets Titanic Hotel apart, this is the opposite to a generic brand hotel with no sense of place or character.” concludes Rice.

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