Row of abandoned buildings transformed into boutique hotel


Liverpool-based Lock & Key has been transformed from derelict townhouses into a 14-bedroom boutique hotel after a two-year renovation on a Georgian property.

The hotel has revived an abandoned Grade II listed property on Duke Street, which has been empty for a decade.

The old building is located in Liverpool’s Ropewalks neighbourhood nearby the Liverpool One shopping district.

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The building was purchased by local developers Andrew Spencer, Tom Bower and Michael Connolly in 2015 who invested £1.5m into the build and opened the Lock & Key Bar in Autumn 2017.

Spencer said: “We fell in love with the character and history of the property and have worked hard to retain as many of the original period features as possible.”

The Georgian shop windows were faithfully restored along with the original staircase.

Spencer said he was “delighted” with the interior design of Lock & Key, which was completed by luxury design company House of Sloane.

He said: “They have realised our original vision and enhanced it far beyond what we thought was possible given the nature of the building, as well as budget and time restraints.”

Lock & Key opens its doors on January 1 2019.

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