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Brookes Bell

Internal Refurbishment and Fit-Out

Exchange Flags, Liverpool

12 Weeks

Office Fit-Out

11,500 SQ FT



Brookes Bell Group has a distinguished history having continuously operated their HQ from Liverpool since 1903. Leading their profession with a wealth of expertise and experience across all the major maritime and scientific disciplines. This extraordinary skill set is the product of forensic investigation, tested to the highest level by providing expert evidence in courts and arbitrations worldwide, combined with innovative and advanced computational and analytical techniques used to promote safety at sea.

Relocation was triggered as their existing office was being sold for redevelopment presenting the business with the opportunity to create a modern corporate HQ that represented a truly international maritime business. Exchange Flags was identified as the perfect choice. With its elegant façades, geometric lines and colossal columned porticos the building reflects an era of Liverpool standing as one of the world’s foremost commercial centres. The ideal place to establish the HQ of an international business.


Having identified Exchange Flags in Liverpool’s vibrant business district Brookes Bell set about planning the space with their architect. Once the designs had been finalised they needed to find and appoint a suitable contractor who could deliver such a prestigious scheme. Aztec was selected due to their previous relationship with the company. Following subsequent meetings with all key stakeholders, various value engineered solutions were agreed and a start date was set ready for kick off.

Once on-site, the designs further developed to maximise flexibility throughout. These changes were successfully implemented via our contracts team with minimum impact on programme or cost.

As a multi occupied building Aztec also needed to work sensitively with other tenants to ensure any disturbance was kept to an absolute minimum throughout the duration of the project.


The finish is a classic, yet modern and professional style combining latest technologies to provide ‘future proofing’ as the business continues to grow. The clean lines of the glazed partitions and furniture blend perfectly with the environment to provide a timeless feel.

The workspace reflects the care and focus Brookes Bell have always shown for their employees, something that has resonated throughout the history of the company. The staff are delighted with the new space and productivity has been enhanced since the move as everyone enjoys the new working environment.

“We are all delighted with the outcome of the office that we now work in.  Thanks to Aztec for their involvement.”

Colin Kershaw, Managing Partner