Lendlease to restore iconic Martins Bank in Liverpool


Lendlease has been awarded the redevelopment contract for the iconic Martins Bank Building, in Liverpool. 

Lendlease's Martin bank's project in Liverpool
Credit: Lendlease
by Rory ButlerDecember 13, 2022

The firm’s European construction arm landed the deal after Liverpool City Council granted planning permission to developer Kinrise, and majority co-owner Karrev  

Kinrise recently awarded Lendlease an enabling works contract for initial refurbishment and restoration of the Grade II-listed building, following a successful pre-construction deal.  

The project  

  • 140,000 sq ft of offices 
  • New restaurant 
  • Social space in former banking hall 
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles 
  • 100% green energy building   

Scope of works 

  • Strip out existing finishes 
  • Fit-out to ‘Cat A’ standard 
  • Renovation of existing timber 
  • Glass and stonework restoration 

On the job 

  • Brock Carmichael architects 
  • Red Deer architects 
  • Historic England 

“Martins Bank is one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings and we are pleased to be working with Kinrise and Karrev to restore it to its former glory,” said David Cadiot, Executive General Manager, UK Construction – Regions, Lendlease.  

“Lendlease has a proven track record of ensuring heritage buildings are sensitively refurbished and we look forward to creating an office and leisure destination that is fit for the 21st century.” 

First-phase works will start imminently. The building will reopen to the public in 2024. 

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