Exchange Station’s incredible journey from bustling transportation hub to modern office complex
It used to bustle with activity as a bustling railway terminus – but today the old interchange station building presents a very different face to the world.
While the ornate Tithebarn Street facade remains intact, the interior is unrecognizable from its former use, as these images show. What was once the station’s entrance and concourse has been transformed into an atrium and ground floor café, bathed in natural light through a glass roof.
Exchange Station now has 190,000 square feet of office space over seven floors, while retaining the historic 19th century facade. Following a £7million investment by new owners CEG in 2016, it now describes itself as “one of Liverpool’s premier business addresses”.
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The large Exchange Station opened on 13 May 1850, while the station was extensively rebuilt and extended between 1886 and 1888. Its intercity services moved to Liverpool Lime Street in the 1960s. As a terminus, the station became redundant and closed in 1977, replaced by the new nearby Moorfields tube station.
For some great historical images from the past, check out memorylane.co.uk/ and see what you can discover
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