Ogdens Imperial Tobacco Building

Conversion of the former HQ of Ogdens Tobacco, a Grade II listed, Queen Anne-style 19th century building into 19 apartments.

This is part of a wider scheme by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) to transform the former Ogden’s Imperial Tobacco Factory in Everton into housing. The £19m project will see Countryside Properties build 133 new homes on the former factory buildings and convert the listed offices into 19 apartments. LMH invested £14m and the Homes and Communities Agency provided £5m of funding from its Affordable Homes Programme to provide homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Brock Carmichael’s role in the £3.1m HQ conversion of offices into apartments integrated the new and the old to retain character within the apartment interiors and the restored common areas. This included carved timber fireplaces, Liver bird mosaics at the entrance and a grand staircase with oak panelling throughout. The bell tower dating back to 1899 and clock have also been fully restored.

Following designs approval, Brock Carmichael worked with Housing Maintenance Solutions (HMS) over a 16 month period to deliver the project on time for LMH in October 2018.