Amspec at Work: The Plaza Business Lounge


Here at Amspec, we pride ourselves on not just working for our clients to make their office refurbishment dreams a reality, but working with them. Whatever stage your project is at, we love the challenge of getting to know your space, gaining a real understanding of how you want it to look, and more importantly how it needs to work on completion.

When we were involved with the refurbishment of The Plaza’s Business Lounge, it was clear from the outset that a high end, stylish design was in order, but also that the design had to be highly functional too - more than just a ‘pretty face’.

The Plaza building is a landmark part of Liverpool’s iconic city skyline. Located in the heart of the city’s business district, it’s no wonder it has become such a valued and respected facility and an popular choice for meetings, small conferences and interviews. The business lounge itself is placed opposite the meeting facilities, known as ‘The Red Rooms’ – and as those would still be in use throughout the project, considerations had to be made before work began.

In order to minimise disruption to other occupants throughout The Plaza, we took time before the work commenced to erect temporary screening and window filming to the external glazing. As well as going some way to muffling the noise, the construction envelope also allowed for a much anticipated unveiling of the finished design on completion.

The new business lounge design was created by Bridge Architects, having been advised by owners Bruntwood to provide a welcoming space with a first class appeal. The finished lounge delivers just that; it is furnished to a high standard, offers both functional workspace, relaxed lounge areas and more formal spaces for meetings, plus complimentary newspapers/magazines, refreshments and free WIFI.

The space as a whole is divided into soft seating zones which are complemented by a stylish refreshment wall, a bespoke construction with a high end Rosso Silestone work surface, a perfect compliment to the up market decor.

Amspec provided the stylish soft seating, and to complement the space we also fabricated and installed a bespoke touch down desk. The high level installation incorporates both localised power and data, making the space as functional as it is chic. Our team’s expertise was used to full effect in installing the design, the table being so large that part of the building’s external glazed wall (75mm thick 8ft x8ft panel) had to be removed manually by 12 men. The desk was then moved through the temporary opening by crane so that the design could be completed to a high standard and on schedule.

As well as the bespoke furniture, we also provided an access controlled entry system, glazed partitioning systems, finishes, decoration and mechanical & electrical services to the project.

Due to the high calibre of the finish and services offered, The Plaza Business Lounge is an approved space for use by the Institute of Directors and we at Amspec are delighted to have been a part of making that happen.

If you need inspiration, advice or technical expertise to help move your refurbishment project along, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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