A new dawn for Liverpool’s historic leather-works site

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » A new dawn for Liverpool’s historic leather-works site previous nextLand & New HomesA new dawn for Liverpool’s historic leather-works siteThe Negotiator10th March 20180849 Views In 1899 the three Boston brothers founded the Garston Tanning Company in Garston, Merseyside, to provide leather hides for the automotive, furniture, shoe and fancy leather goods industries. The family-run business was one the most important leather goods producers in the UK, handling about 12,000 hides per week.Sadly, 100 years on, amidst dwindling sales, Scottish Leather bought Garston’s and seven years later the tannery on Kings Street closed.Now the Vinco Group has transformed the building into 106 studios, 136 one-bed and 139 two-bed apartments. The Tannery is now in a prime position in Liverpool’s L3 postcode area to the north of the city centre. The building’s design draws from the site’s history as a tannery. Folded aluminium panels resemble the hanging leather that the site’s original building once housed, while horizontal breaks in the façade represent the leather press.Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest said, “We are delighted to be able to offer our clients a brand-new opportunity which far surpasses anything else previously available in the Liverpool area. This project delivers the design, specification and quality formerly limited to large capital cities such as London. Not only that, but we are very proud to have been able to contribute to the bringing back to life of an important corner of the city which has a fascinating socio-cultural history.”Liverpool apartments Liverpool tannery Vinco Group March 10, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img

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