Modern Luxury, White Star History One of the most iconic historical buildings in Liverpool, which has remained unused for the past 10 years, is set to get a new lease of life as a luxury hotel which has a stylish nod to its famous history. The former headquarters of the White Star Line – one of the world’s biggest shipping lines most well-known as owners of the ill-fated Titanic liner – on James Street in Liverpool will become a 11 storey luxury hotel accommodating up to 310 guests to be called 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, in 2014 after being bought by Signature Living.
Signature Living, Liverpool’s premium provider of leisure and corporate accommodation with a series of luxury themed serviced accommodations in the centre of Liverpool will invest £7m to renovate the building which was constructed between 1896 and 1898 by the architect Norman Shaw.
Notably the building is an exact copy (It is based upon through colour and stone work, yet the footprint is quite different) of Scotland Yard – which was considered to be one of the most exciting pieces of architecture of its time.
With the help of historian Paul Louden-Brown and after months of research Lawrence and Katie Kenwright, the duo behind Signature Living, have combined the history of the building with elements of construction and design to ensure that every area of 30 James Street takes guests on a journey through the history of the building, making it more than just a hotel.
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