Martins Bank Liverpool Building Renovation, Red Deer Architects Merseyside, Kinrise Property Refurbishment News

Martins Bank Liverpool Building Renewal

25 + 24 Apr 2023

Red Deer X Kinrise – Martins Bank Renovation News

e-architect share a video update from award-winning architects Red Deer and retrofit specialist developer Kinrise, on the renovation of the Martins Bank building in Liverpool.

Design: Red Deer architects, London

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Martins Bank Liverpool Renovation News

Upon completion in 2024, the historic Grade II* listed building will house community-focused spaces, F&B and 140,000 sqft of sustainable Grade-A offices. Alongside beautifully designed workspaces unlike anything else in the city, Kinrise plans to create welcoming, publicly-accessible spaces within the spectacular former banking hall on the ground floor of the building.

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Sam, co-founder of Kinrise, and Lucas, co-founder of Red Deer, talk through the design philosophy and overall vision for the restoration and upgrade of this iconic building. This short film gives a taste of what is to come and why Martins Bank Building will offer an unequalled workplace experience for companies to call home.


Plans approved for development of Liverpool’s Martins Bank Building

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Martins Bank Liverpool Building Renovation News

1st December 2022: Liverpool City Council has formally granted developer Kinrise and majority co-owner Karrev, planning permission to proceed with the renovation of the iconic Martins Bank Building. The historic Grade II* listed building is set to house 140,000 sq.ft of 100% green energy Grade-A offices, restaurant and social space located within the spectacular former banking hall.

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Kinrise recently awarded Lendlease, the international real estate and investment group, an enabling works contract to deliver the initial refurbishment and restoration of the site, following its successful pre-construction contract. The first phase of works is due to start on site imminently, focused on a significant but sensitive restoration of existing glass and stonework.

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Working with Lendlease and architects Red Deer and Brock Carmichael, Kinrise plans to retain and restore the building’s original features, maximising the abundance of light and characterful details. The team will also employ its signature ESG-centric principals to remodel Martins as an operationally 100% green energy building when it re-opens to the public in 2024.

Sam Lawson Johnston, Founder, Kinrise, comments; ”Having worked closely with Liverpool City Council and Historic England since our acquisition of Martins last year, we are delighted that our plans have now been given the green light. We are excited to see these plans come to fruition as we bring life back to this extraordinary building. We hope the renovation and return of public access will leave a meaningful legacy for the city for future generations.”

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Stuart Wheeldon, Project Lead for Martins Bank, Lendlease, adds: “Martins Bank is one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings and we are pleased to be working with Kinrise and Karrev to restore it to its former glory. Lendlease has a proven track record of ensuring heritage buildings are sensitively refurbished and we look forward to creating an office and leisure destination that is fit for the 21st century.”

To view the plans for the building, use application reference numbers 22F/1712 and 22l/1793 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

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Kinrise is an award-winning investment company (established 2015) focused on reimagining and restoring iconic buildings to their former glory.
Why the name Kinrise? In short it translates as community rising. The firm’s vision is to play its part in the renewal of UK cities by creating spaces that inspire and enable.

Kinrise looks at the world through four lenses; human, social, environmental and financial. These perspectives drive their approach to renovations, partnerships and communities across the portfolio.

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Lendlease is a global real estate Group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 9,500 employees internationally. Lendlease has 23 major urbanisation projects located across 10 global gateway cities.

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Location: Martins Bank, Liverpool, Merseyside, Northwest England, UK

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