Leading, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has been appointed by Pershing Securities to carry out full engineering design services for the fit out of its new 28,000 sq ft office space on the 8th floor of the Grade I listed Royal Liver Building, in Liverpool.
Pershing Securities, part of the Bank of NY Mellon, is a security broker offering integrated clearing, settlement, and custody solutions. They currently occupy space on the ground floor of the building, but are relocating to the 8th floor to accommodate additional employees as the company expands. As part of the fit out, Pershing Securities is targeting LEED Gold – believed to be the first for Liverpool.
Hilson Moran has been appointed to provide the project team, including BDG architecture+design, with consultancy and design solutions in order to comply with LEED requirements, focusing primarily on reduced energy consumption, reduced water consumption, internal comfort and indoor air quality.
Simon Ramsden, Divisional Director at Hilson Moran, said: “Pershing Securities had originally aimed to achieve LEED Silver with this project, however, after reviewing the options with our sustainability team and explaining the potential, they realised the advantages of LEED Gold, and how it could be achieved within the timescale and budget available.”
The Royal Liver Building was constructed in the early 1900s as the head offices of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, and is notable as one of Britain's first multi-storey reinforced concrete framed buildings. It is an iconic building sited at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.