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Ogdens Imperial Tobacco Building

Location Liverpool

Client Torus Homes

Sector Residential

Status Complete

Area 19 apartments

 The conversion of the former HQ of Ogdens Tobacco Building, a Grade II listed, Queen Anne-style 19th century building into 19 apartments. 

The former Ogden’s Imperial Tobacco Limited headquarters building fronts Boundary Lane and dates from between 1899-1901. It was probably designed by the company architect Henry Hartley. The main facade is a striking example of late 19th Century Queen Anne style and it incorporates a clock tower with spire that acts as a landmark within the local community. 

Interior features include oak wall panelling, decorative door surrounds, a Jacobean style mahogany staircase, moulded ceiling cornices and an elaborate mosaic tile floor incorporating the Ogden company crest.

Working on behalf of Liverpool Mutual Homes we have designed a scheme for the conversion of the building into nineteen unique apartments for affordable rent, which has received financial support from the Homes & Communities Agency. 

It forms part of the wider regenertaion of the site, which has seen the former factory buildings demolished and replaced with 133 much-needed two, three and four-bedroom new houses in a joint venture bewteen Liverpool Mutual Homes and Countryside Properties UK Limited. 

The transformation won ‘Affordable Housing Scheme of the Year‘ for Torus at the Northern Housing Awards 2019 and a commendation at the RTPI North West Awards for Planning Excellence 2020. The Clock Tower won Highly Commended for ‘Preservation and Rejuvenation’ in the North West Regional Construction Awards 2019.