Amspec at work: Cotton Exchange Showers and Bike Store


Yet further testament of Amspec’s relentless drive to deliver high quality and bespoke commercial design in the North West that is tailored to our clients’ objectives, budgets and timeframes, can be found through our recent work on the Cotton Exchange Showers and Bike Store in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s Cotton Exchange is a Grade II listed building is the city’s commercial district. Built in the early 20th century at a time when the cotton trade was shaping the city of Liverpool, this seven storey building is steeped in history.

Today the Cotton Exchange offers a variety of high-quality, prime-location, refurbished office accommodation over its seven floors.

Bruntwood, one of the UK’s leading office and retail space providers, appointed Amspec to carry out the design and build of bike storage, changing facilities, toilets and showers in this prime office venue in Liverpool.

Minimal disruption

One of the key criteria of this project was that the work was carried out in a timely manner so that minimal disruption occurred to existing tenants.

The bike shed and shower block also had to sensitively executed so that it sat within the confines of the building’s existing fabric. The building’s pipes and steelwork essentially determined the layout of the space but Bruntwood and Amspec worked together to ensure every effort was made to produce a space that was sympathetic and in-keeping with the rest of this historical grade II-listed building.

Consequently, great attention to detail was implemented in the design, including Amspec making miniature replicas of steel columns but in timber to support the vanity shelf in the changing facilities. 

Jessica Murison, Amspec’s Design Manager, spoke of the team’s dedication to providing attention to detail, stating:

“This is definitely a project to see the before and after photos, the space has been totally transformed, the attention to details on this project is a credit to Amspec’s Project Team.”


Amspec’s recent work on creating showers and bike store design in Liverpool is just another example of our ethos to help businesses and organisations create sustainable work spaces. Having a place where employees can safely store their bikes and shower before starting work is conducive with generating a sustainable commercial interior design which helps improve, not only the health of the environment by encouraging staff to cycle to work, but also the wellbeing of employees.


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