India Buildings – Building Services EngineeringLiverpool

The 9-storey Grade II* Listed India Buildings were built between 1924 and 1932 and straddle the former Chorley Street, which now exists as an arcade of shops running through the building.

Ridge provide a multidiscipline service to this major rejuvenation scheme to convert India Buildings, in the centre of Liverpool, from its existing layout of unoccupied office units into a mixed-use development comprising residential apartments, a hotel, restaurants and commercial spaces.

The scope of works includes a Cat A office fit-out to eight floors, covering 350,000sqft and providing workspace for 4,000 staff.  The scheme includes flexible break-out zones, a café and seminar space.

Key architectural heritage elements have been preserved and protected as part of planning requirements, including the Hold Arcade.

Ridge utilised in-house teams to provide dynamic thermal modelling was to establish heating and cooling loads of the building. The new HVAC system, which Ridge designed, includes Cat A 4-pipe heating and cooling services. This distributes via fan coil units concealed within a bespoke bulkhead.

New sub-basement heating plant, roof-level chiller plant and air handling units comply with HMRC’s Cat A fit out specification, BREEAM and WELL building.

Segregation of the shared incoming services from the main building and 12 perimeter retail units, allows for separate network billing.

  • Grade II

    Listed building

  • 1924 and 1932

    Built between

  • Major rejuvenation

    Into a mixed-use development.