Wates will begin work this month on the demolition of the existing buildings on the site at 86 and 88-90 Duke Street. These will be replaced by a new four-storey Category A office block.
The project, designed by DLA Architects, will include the retention of the former vinegar warehouse at the rear of the site and will comprise a central courtyard and basement car park. The new building is expected to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Project management will be delivered by DBK and Liverpool-based Sutcliffe will carry out the structural engineering works.
Once completed, the new 62,000 sq ft office will become home to US shipping company Atlantic Container Line, which is based in Liverpool.
Other recent contracts won by Wates in the Liverpool area include the construction of Liverpool John Moores University’s Redmonds Building, Merseyside Fire & Rescue’s Toxteth Fire Fit and the new L20 campus for Hugh Baird College in Bootle.
Business unit director Tony Shenton said: “There has been a distinct rise in commercial developments across the northwest in recent months, a promising sign that we can observe some cautious optimism in the regional economic recovery.”