Victorian property could be transformed into “quirky” office space
Article posted: 27 Feb 2011
A grade II listed warehouse in Duke Street, Liverpool is now available to purchase or rent, and could be redeveloped to provide “quirky” new office space in Merseyside.
Humyak House was built in 1864 and is a typical example of a warehouse from the mid-Victorian era. It was given listed building status in 2008 as part of Liverpool’s World Hertiage Site status. The five-storey warehouse expands over 18,515 sq ft is located at the end of Duke Street close to the Casartelli Building and the popular areas of Hanover Street and Liverpool One.
This area has become a focal point for retail, leisure and residential development over the last few years with ongoing redevelopment planned. As offices the property would be well suited to a media firm looking for “alternative” premises.
Humyak House is a substantial brick building which has a pitched slate roof and suspended timber flooring. The warehouse has remained intact throughout its life and still has original features such as a jigger loft complete with winding gear and cast iron window shutters. Internal cast iron spiral staircases and columns support the building’s heavy-duty timber floor structure.
Mark Coulthurst of Mason Owen’s business space team, appointed to market the unusual property, said: “This is an original building in a prime location. The Duke Street and Hanover Street areas are still being redeveloped and are very popular with shoppers, residents and those looking for quality places to eat and drink.
“This quirky property has a number of ideal uses. The owners would consider a sale and we’d urge interested parties to get in touch as it will attract a lot of interest.”
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