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Work starts on conversion of historic building.

CITY centre living developer Space has started work on the pounds 3.5m refurbishment of Westminster Chambers in Liverpool.

The Grade II Listed former office building, on the corner of Dale Street and Crosshall Street, is being converted into 62 duplex and single storey apartments Space says it will retain many of the building's impressive original features in keeping with the city's architectural heritage from the late 19th century.

Westminster Chambers was the first commercial building in Liverpool to receive electricity.

It was formerly a large office building with elaborate gothic carving and integral workshops and warehouses.

Designed by architect Richard Owens and built in 1880 it housed David Roberts Son & Co, a firm of leading building surveyors in Liverpool's Welshdominated house-building industry, who were working to capitalise on the city's ever-booming property market.

Space managing director Ian Smith said: '."

This development is perfect for those looking for good value, individually designed city centre living in a restored historic building

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Date:Jul 20, 2005
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