A quirky refurbishment with 'up-cycling' ethos
Hoax Hostel, Liverpool is the first of this new and exciting hostel brand, which seeks to provide 5-star hostel accommodation in the heart of Liverpool. The quirky design which promotes the ethos of ‘up-cycling’, found and reclaimed objects and furniture, sets it apart from the competitors in this growing sector. We had a leading role in both the design and development of the prototype concept, and the development of the Liverpool hostel.
The existing 6-storey vacant building sits within the famous Cavern area of the Met Quarter, which really comes to life in the evening with people flowing into the bars and restaurants along Matthew Street.
The existing building is historically two conjoined buildings, with the north end being a red brick Victorian building, which is highly detailed with brick and stone coursing and internally exposed cast iron columns. Behind this sits the contrasting 1960’s modern building, with oversized steel windows and concrete frame structure. This fusion of construction is reflected in the public areas' interior design.
The redevelopment was a full refurbishment of the existing 6 storeys, and the addition of a 7th storey, to provide 274-bed spaces over 50 dorms offering en-suite shower and W/C facilities, reception, and guest facilities including kitchen, dining, and laundry. Due to its prime location, it also accommodates ‘Hopskotch’ Street bar and Kitchen and the ‘Hatch’ which is an exclusive underground club, which will accommodate live gigs, stand-up comedy and cinema viewings.
It is planned that Liverpool will be the first of a group of Hoax Hostels located in key tourist cities throughout the UK and Europe. Each hostel will have an individual style suited to its city and be located in a converted or vacant building.