India Buildings, Liverpool

India Buildings, a 800,000 sq. ft. commercial building designed by architect Herbert J Rowse and built between 1924 and 1931, has been described as “one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings” and “undoubtedly one of the finest inter-war buildings in the country”. Originally commissioned as the headquarters of the shipping company Blue Funnel Line and for co-occupation by financial, legal and insurance businesses, today India Buildings’ nine storeys constitute some of the most sought after Grade A office space in the City of Liverpool. When one of its banking occupants vacated its 33,000 sq. ft. floor, Roc Associates were instructed by their client to spearhead a programme of redevelopment, bringing together the work of Falconer Chester Architects and historic building advisors DGM Conservation. The project required strict control and detailed liaison with the conservation officer to deliver both a sympathetic design and commercially viable product.

Client Fordgate Ltd
Service Project Management
Consultants Roc Associates, Falconer Chester Architects