Intecho appointed on first MGallery Hotel in the Northwest

The stunning Grade II* listed building started life in 1862 as the main headquarters for Liverpool Council and was occupied by them until 2017. Since then, it has been acquired by Singapore-based Fragrance Group with an aim to give the site a “lavish makeover” and transform it into a luxury destination boutique hotel.

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The building contains many original opulent features including decorative vaulted ceilings, marble fireplaces and grand pillars, which are set to be sympathetically restored in order to maintain as much of the original beauty and character as possible.

In addition to the deep restoration, the hotel will be further enhanced with an ultra-modern bronze-clad extension at the rear which will house a treatment centre, pool, spa, and additional bedrooms.

Once completed, the building will contain 180 bedrooms, a brasserie with an all-day dining menu, cocktail bar and tearoom – making the hotel a destination to visit for tourists and locals alike.


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The new MGallery will be Accor’s seventh hotel in Liverpool, and the first of its kind in the Northwest. To date, MGallery have hotels in Windsor, Cheltenham, and Bath.

Russell WBHO are the main contractors for the project, with Intecho working within their delivery team to utilise their vast experience within the hotel and hospitality sector providing design, installation and commissioning services for the smart lighting system, ensuring it delivers the desired guest experience and works seamlessly whilst automatically transitioning throughout the day into the evening without the need for any staff interaction.

Works are currently scheduled to conclude November 2022.