Quest Apartment Hotels, Australasia’s largest and fastest growing apartment hotel, has appointed GRAHAM interior fit-out to deliver its first UK site in Liverpool city centre.
The fit-out will transform the second, third and fourth floors of the 1980s commercial office building. It will also construct additional levels five and six, creating 100 serviced apartments, reception, conference room, gym and back-of-house facilities.
Cllr. Gary Millar and Quest Director of UK Development, Andrew Weisz were on site with GRAHAM and the developer Vabeld to mark the start of the project. The £10m Quest investment will create 200 job opportunities for the area during construction and further 25 part-time and full-time positions once it opens its doors to the public next summer.
Significantly, the project will commence just a week after The Prime Minister called Liverpool ‘the gateway to global trade’ and paid tribute to the critical role the City plays in the Northern Powerhouse project.
Andrew Weisz, Director of UK Development at Quest Apartment Hotels said:
“It is great to be creating opportunities at the heart of such a vibrant and dynamic city – now and in the future. We have ambitious, long-term plans here in the UK and Liverpool is an integral part of our plans
The 165 strong Quest Apartment Hotels portfolio has made its name by offering a ‘home away from home’ to extended stay business travellers in key cities, regional towns and suburban locations across Australia. The brand plans to apply its successful model to open ten properties across the UK in the next five years."
Stephen Johnston, Senior Contracts Manager said:
“It’s a privilege for GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out to have been selected by developer Vabeld to deliver the first site in UK for Quest Apartment Hotels. We understand Quest’s commitment to providing high-quality spacious and convenient accommodation for guests and look forward to working in partnership to complete this exciting project in Liverpool.”
Project team includes:
- Project Manager: Dave Shale
- Site Manager: Anthony Weldon
- Quantity Surveyor: Ryan Keenan
- Services Manager: Paul Nickels
- Design Manager(s): Lyndsey Drake/Paul Smith