The team behind Liverpool's Circo restaurant is to open a new eaterie and bar in the city this summer.
Jason McNeill, director of Circo, is overseeing the launch of the Castle St Townhouse, which will occupy multiple levels in a Grade II-listed building, formerly occupied by GT Law.
It is being designed by Warrington-based interior design and architecture firm, DV8 Designs and promises a grand bar and raised seating area that pay homage to its historic surrounding while "adding character and urban charm".
McNeill said: "Over the past decade the city's landscape has changed dramatically, whereby areas such as the business district have evolved to become more than just a corporate workplace, which is why we decided to open in the heart of Castle Street.
"We hope that the new venue will receive a great response from Liverpool locals and those traveling from further afield due to our novel brunch and lunch offerings, extensive drinks list and chic design."
Managing director of DV8 Designs Lee Birchall added: "In order to preserve the rich heritage and history of the Castle Street building, it is important that the venue remains true to its roots. With this in mind we will keep many of the building's original columns, while rearranging the entrance area to create a central focal point that showcases the full length of the space.
"By combining a series of modern decors and a playful design throughout the building, the overall object is to carry out a restoration that suits the originality of the building and its setting, in addition to incorporating a grandeur feel."
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