Services: Architecture, Interior Design
Sectors: Workplace, Leisure
Client: Avenue HQ
Following the success of East Parade in Leeds, AHQ appointed Cunniff Design to assist in planning space at a new opportunity in Liverpool. Working within the constraints of the existing building, Cunniff Design were able to design a flexible layout providing a range of accommodation, including cellular offices, open plan co-working spaces and a café/bar; St Paul's Social. This now adds a third property to the growing portfolio for Avenue HQ and their customers.
Working within an existing building might have presented a problem but this new Grade A office building was designed to BCO standards, so producing a flexible layout was relatively straight forward. We had to ensure that whilst maximising the occupancy, we respected the limitations of the fire design capacity.
The ground floor ‘Social’ has become a key feature of all AHQs properties, providing a café/bar where members can meet, work and do business, but also where members of the public can use an independent leisure destination during the day and in the evenings.