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Avenue HQ

Internal Refurbishment and Fit-Out

17 Mann Island, Liverpool

16 Weeks

Fit out and bespoke joinery

20,000 SQ FT



When Matthew Kennedy and Karl Connolly founded Avenue HQ, their mission was to create high quality, collaborative workspace that helps businesses to accelerate growth; to create spaces where start-ups work alongside, and are supported by, established businesses. It wouldn’t be your average co-working space.

 Mann Island is Avenue HQ’s first location so it was vital that it impressed. It had to be special.  Its enviable postcode and location on Liverpool waterfront next to the city’s famous ‘three graces’ was a crucial first step; the space itself was entrusted to Aztec.

A real cut above, Avenue HQ required an interior befitting the vision.


Aztec worked at risk in the early stages of the project while finance was raised to create a scheme that was both innovative and commercially sound. Throughout the process, the Avenue HQ team was able to tap into Aztec’s knowledge gained during its 30 years in business, ascertaining what does and doesn’t work. Aztec also appointed Liverpool firm, Day Architecture, working closely throughout.

Aztec was able to provide all of the fit-out and construction services required, including all infrastructure and building works, mechanicals and electricals, interior design, furniture and branding.

Aztec’s own joinery workshop handmade bespoke furniture, including purpose-made desking, booths, and the distinctive Avenue HQ branded bar area, including the coffee shop.


Avenue HQ is certainly special.

Designed to impress, the standout interior is unique and versatile yet functional and comfortable; a place where people enjoy spending time. It is a space designed to stimulate shared learning and collaboration.

The success of the development was due to succinct communication systems; Aztec delivered the project collaboratively with Day Architecture and the Avenue HQ team comprising Matthew, Karl and Operations Director, Luke Roberts. There was no ambiguity between any of the parties – the project was nurtured and cared for with one collective goal.

With both flexible workspace and private offices, plus meeting rooms, event and exhibition space, its own coffee shop and bar, Avenue HQ is a place where businesses can make great things happen.

“It was clear from our very first meeting that the Aztec team understood what we were trying to achieve. Neal and his team have been instrumental in helping us to achieve our vision at Mann Island, creating a space where businesses can thrive. We couldn’t’ be happier with the result.”

Matthew Kennedy, co-founder and CEO, Avenue HQ