The White Star, Liverpool, UK

Luxury Boutique Hospitality concept
Client RIMC
Services Interior Design
Project Type Luxury Boutique Hospitality
Region UK
Brand To be revelead

Heart of Liverpool

The White Star Building is a Grade II* listed building located in Liverpool, England. It was constructed between 1896 and 1898 and is positioned on the corner of James Street and The Strand across from the Pier Head. FIG are the interior designers for the whole building including 66 hotel rooms, members lounge, luxury brasserie restaurant, cocktail bar and night venue.

Portland stone & red brick

Designed by architects Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle, it was built for the Ismay, Imrie and Company shipping company, which later became the White Star Line. After White Star merged with Royal Mail Line, the headquarters remained at Albion House until 1934, at which time the British Government forced the merger of Cunard Line and White Star Line. The building is situated on the corner of The Strand and James Street. The facade is constructed from white Portland stone and red brick. In 1912, when news of the disaster of the Titanic reached the offices, the officials were too afraid to leave the building, and instead read the names of the deceased from the balcony. During the Second World War, the gable was damaged and was later rebuilt in the late 1940s

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The Past & Future

The design closely follows the architect’s earlier work of 1887, the former New Scotland Yard building in London. In the 1980s, the Offices in Albion House were noted for their exquisite Office desks of fine wood. The entrance to the building at James Street has a fine mosaic of South America set into the floor, also near the James Street entrance inside Albion House was a wooden war memorial listing the members of staff who “Gave their lives for their country” in the 1914-18 War.

We are very proud to be the new owners of this very important building 'the home of the Titanic'. We look forward to revealing the luxury boutique hospitality concept in 2024.
The Owner