Malmaison Hotel - Liverpool, UK

Leach Rhodes Walker
Date Built
Completed 2006
Princes Dock
The Malmaison company has a reputation for converting historic buildings into luxury hotels.  However, in Liverpool they chose to commission this purpose-built mixed-use building overlooking the Prince Dock.  The architect for the project was Leach Rhodes Walker and they say that the finished building, " ... consists of a 130 guestroom 4 star hotel with high quality restaurant, bar, conferencing and spa/gym with 49 luxury one and two bed apartments located above the hotel."

The construction of the hotel was the responsibility of Morgan Sindall.  Their view is that,  “The successful delivery of this 12-storey, high specification hotel is testament to the expertise and ability of the Morgan Sindall management team. By using modern methods of construction, Morgan Sindall reduced construction time while delivering the client brief.  Due to the fact that the site is partially on reclaimed dockland, Morgan Sindall built the new hotel on piled foundations to future-proof the building. The first three floors are in-situ concrete frame to allow for greater flexibility of open floor spaces. Floors four to 10 comprise precast concrete walls and floors, which can be put up quickly to reduce construction time, and floors 11 to 12 are steel framed. The building is clad with a Carea rainscreen cladding system to create a simple yet stunning facade."