A Closer Look: Office Space in Exchange Flags
Located in the commercial heart of Liverpool, Exchange Flags is a stunning office property and a historical landmark.
Exchange Flags is made up of two historic buildings that flank an open square. Trading activity within the area can be traced back to the 13th century, and a memorial to Horatio Nelson – designed to commemorate his triumphs during the Napoleonic Wars – was unveiled in the square in 1813.
However the property and the public square it faces onto also played a major part in more modern history. The original properties date back to the late 1930s, and in 1941 during WWII, the headquarters of Central Operations was moved from Plymouth to Exchange Flags at the request of Winston Churchill. He had a secure bomb and gas proof ‘fortress’ set up totalling 100 rooms and covering 50,000 sq ft, and an ENIGMA decoding machine was also reportedly installed here to help crack codes.
The names of the two buildings that make up Exchange Flags – Horton House and Walker House – were derived from the names of two heroes of that time, Admiral Sir Max Kennedy Horton and Captain Frederic John Walker, who both participated in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Over recent years the property has undergone complete restoration, with its elegant fa├ºade and other key period features such as its impressive columned entrance having been sympathetically refurbished. On the inside, the space has been brought into the 21st century with a stylish finish throughout that provides a striking contrast to the elegant characteristics of its historic exterior.
The majority of the property is given over to retail and office space with a range of occupiers covering numerous industries including legal, accountancy, consulting and property.
Located in one half of Exchange Flags, in Horton House, is a business centre offering flexible office space to small and medium sized businesses. This space is fully serviced and available to rent on flexible terms, offering the chance for smaller businesses to establish their base from one of the city’s most recognisable and historically significant landmarks.
officebroker.com Account Manager Alex Williamson visited the building recently and was very impressed with its striking exterior and modern fit-out.
“It’s a very large, impressive building and the business centre is located across two floors,” he said. “There is a huge underground car park for clientsΓÇÖ use which leads you right to reception from the lift. The location is perfect, based in the core of the city just a stone’s throw from the station.
“It’s easily one of the best buildings in Liverpool,” he added.
Find out more about serviced offices in Exchange Flags online at officebroker.com.
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