It was widely-known throughout the music industry as a venue for talent spotting and was at the heart of the city’s music scene since it opened its doors in 1987 and played a crucial role in cultivating the careers of some of the area’s best-known bands.
The studios also featured in the 2001 blockbuster film 51st State.
Following studio’s closure in 2018, planners in 2019 granted consent for its conversion into a 34-unit aparthotel with a ground-floor restaurant and bar as well as basement recording studios.
The plans also include a double-storey extension and a musical, ‘walk of fame’, along Davies Street, the narrow cobbled street running alongside it.
Surveyors, Fletcher Bond are now welcoming offers for the four-storey holdings, which lie just off Stanley Street, close to the main shopping area, the newly revamped Met Quarter, and is made up of around 14,162 sq. ft. of floor-space.
Rory Dillon, Fletcher Bond managing director, said: “Imperial Warehouses is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems with an amazing history and many original features. It is in a prime city centre location and, not only has permission for conversion to an aparthotel, but also has previous consent for use as a gym. However because of its large, flexible floorplates, it would suit a whole range of other uses – from offices, a youth hostel or student accommodation to a nightclub or a pop-up leisure venue. It’s an exciting opportunity for a new owner to give this iconic building a new lease of life.”
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