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Abandoned Duke St building to be 'Epic'

Apart-hotel brand doubles number of units in Ropewalks

Published on December 1st 2014.

Abandoned Duke St building to be 'Epic'

AN abandoned townhouse in Duke Street is seeing a revival of fortunes as an apartment hotel.

75 Duke Street Front
Liverpool-based Epic Apart-Hotel and Serviced Apartments says it has spent £800,000 in transforming 75 Duke Street, which stands on the corner of Tunnage Square.

The building has stood empty since 1984. 

According to the Ropewalks Portfolio website, the shop window for people wanting to buy properties in the area, offers over £125,000 were considered for the 7,000sq/ft, four-storey detached Victorian property.

The new project, which will see 17 apartments,  doubles the company’s occupancy in the city centre to a total of 35 such units. Epic already has similar ventures on Campbell Street and Seel Street. The Duke Street venture will provide 15 new jobs, says owner Simon Beer who runs Epic with his wife, Fiona.

75 Duke Street Lounge

Each apartment will be individually designed with unique decor and furniture, offering more space and home comforts that can be usually found in a city centre hotel. Two stunning mezzanine studios will also be created, one featuring a showcase courtyard garden,” it says here.

Also new to Epic’s portfolio, Duke Street will feature a selection of ePods - smaller rooms at 15 sq/mts, “aimed at the budget corporate traveller and weekend couple looking for a spacious, quality, yet affordable place to stay”.

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousDecember 1st 2014.

Good to see a development that respects the heritage of the area.

AnonymousDecember 1st 2014.

Bar stools at a breakfast bar aren't 'home comforts', just useless clutter, neither use nor ornament.

5 Responses: Reply To This...
AnonymousDecember 1st 2014.

An excellent and highly relevant comment, well done Alan whicker

AnonymousDecember 1st 2014.

Now whicker chairs are something else!

AnonymousDecember 1st 2014.

With quips like that you haven't a leg to stand on

AnonymousDecember 5th 2014.

The best place to keep stolls is down a lavatory.

AnonymousDecember 5th 2014.

Er, 'stools' that should read...

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