Integrated property services and project delivery specialist Styles&Wood have commenced work on a £5m refurbishment of Liverpool’s Exchange Station.

The firm’s Projects division will deliver a scheme of work on behalf of developer Ashtenne Space Northwest, to give 190’000 sq ft office complex, known as Mercury Court, a new lease of life.

Utilising the stations original archways to create an atrium main entrance, the refurbished office accommodation will also offer tenants superfast broadband, meeting rooms, coffee shops and a gym.

Ashtenne Space Northwest, appointed BDP as the architect and interior designer for the scheme, Savills to provide the strategy advice and project management, Hilson Moran for the sustainability work and services design and Keppie Massie as the letting agent.

With works commencing on site this month, the first phase of the project, including the atrium, is scheduled for completion in September.

Ashtenne director Wayne Locke said: “This major private sector investment project demonstrates our massive confidence in the quality of this office destination and Liverpool as a city.”

“The new branding and the plans reflect Exchange Station’s rich history and heritage, with the grandeur of the old building remaining in the façade. Inside, however, the interior will be completely transformed to accommodate 21st Century business, technology and networking requirements.”

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