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The Florrie

Restoration of a Grade II listed fire damaged building to provide a hub for the community

The Vision

To help secure the future of the building and restore ‘The Florrie’ back to its former glory as the heart of the Toxteth community, providing a vital resource for the local residents as well as managed workspace for small businesses.

Our Role

As project manager, we worked incredibly closely with the Trust to develop the project and procurement strategies, ascertain and manage public funding and facilitate community engagement throughout, as well as providing specialist heritage knowledge and advice.

Key Information

Client:
The Florence Institute Trust
Size:
11,500 sq ft
Location:
Toxteth, Liverpool
Architect:
Purcell
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Tweeds
Structural Engineer:
Liverpool 20/20
M&E Engineer:
Liverpool 20/20

Special Mention

The Florrie was built in 1889 by Sir Bernard Hall for his daughter Florence who died in Paris at the age of 22. The building was originally an Institute for Boys and served the working and unemployed youth of the area for 100 years until its closure in 1998.