Anfield Police Station Building, WindsorPatania Architects Liverpool Renewal News
Anfield Police Station Liverpool
9 June 2020
Design: WindsorPatania Architects
Location: Liverpool, Northwest England, UK
New Lease of Life for Local Landmark (and Football Fans)
(25th May, 2020) The Anfield Police Station has stood proudly at 115 Anfield Road since the 1800s. In that time it’s witnessed significant changes in the area and played an integral part in local life. Originally a police station before becoming headquarters of the Anfield Regeneration Project, now this impressive building is set to cement its role in Anfield’s future—as a boutique bed and breakfast.
Anfield Police Station Renewal
Visionary Local Entrepreneurs
New owners, local entrepreneurs Rodrigo Castro and Rodrigo Campillo of Anfield Property Holdings, Ltd., originally from Mexico, made Liverpool their home in 2018. Keen to contribute to the city they love, they discovered the former police station for sale—just 300 metres from Anfield stadium—and spotted its potential immediately.
Developer Rodrigo Campillo said, “As a developer, when it comes to restoring a piece of history, you can’t ask for much more than this project. The police station has everything: the history, the looks, the potential. It has a certain magic that makes it special.”
The plan is to breathe new life into the historic building to create a modern, comfortable retreat, both for football fans and visitors to the city. After all, it’s not often that you get the chance to spend a night in the cells. Voluntarily, that is.
WindsorPatania Architects has a team trained in the art of reviving old buildings, making it the natural choice for the project. The firm leapt at the chance to be part of the challenge of restoring this magnificent building. Known for its innovative designs, WindsorPatania has successfully translated the developers’ vision into black and white.
WindsorPatania architect, Robert Sanna, said, “How should a guest feel, what should they experience when they step into this one-hundred-year-old building? These are the questions that drove our design.” Director Ryan Windsor added, “From day one, our team has been passionate about the heritage of the building. The design respects its history while, at the same time, creating a unique experience for guests to draw people outside of the city centre.”
With the cost of works totalling around half a million, the project to develop the former police station into a 26-room bed and breakfast/serviced accommodation is now underway and plans to open its doors to guests later this year.
Developer Rodrigo Castro commented, “It’s not just about the building and ourselves as developers, but everyone around the project: the architects, consultants, and contractors, all working towards the end goal of polishing this gem of a building. I remember standing in front of it for the first time in complete awe—this was Anfield, with its history, football club, community, its exciting future. “Where do I sign?”
Visitors will relax in five distinct, stylish areas. Each takes inspiration from the building’s heritage: from the Sergeant’s House, the Guardian’s Wing, the tranquil south and west wings, and the minimalist ‘Cells Experience’. The main courtyard provides guests with an outdoor relaxation area and could also host community art installations.
Lead architect and Director of WindsorPatania, Giovanni Patania remarked, “The biggest challenge has been to fit a contemporary, functional layout within a one-hundred-year-old structure that wasn’t originally designed with comfort and hospitality at its core. After several attempts, and working closely with the developers, we’ve achieved the perfect balance, one that’s been recognised by the Liverpool Planning Department.”
Whether you’re a local enthused by community spirit, a design addict with an eye for décor, football fan, or visitor to the city of Liverpool, your stay at the police station B&B promises to be a unique experience. Watch this space!
About WindsorPatania Architects
WindsorPatania is a team of architectural specialists in designing practical buildings that can help increase market value. From large-scale residential redevelopments to retail and mixed-use projects, WindsorPatania works with investors and developers to make designs come to life.
A team of seven architects, planning, and property investment consultants, WindsorPatania is headed by Ryan Windsor and Giovanni Patania. With offices in London, Cambridge, and Liverpool, projects span the UK with partners including large-scale developers to property investors.
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