Former Titanic offices in Liverpool to become a hotel

Plans are developing to turn the old Liverpool offices of the shipping company which owned the Titanic into a hotel.

View of Albert Dock, which could soon be seen from a roof-top bar Credit: Andy Bonner

The historic Albion House was built in 1896 to hold the offices of shipping company "White Star Line", owner of the Titanic.

An old calculator found hidden away in the building Credit: Andy Bonner

The building was most famously used to read out the names of the passengers who'd died on the vessel 101 years ago.

The balcony from which the fate of the Titanic was announced Credit: Andy Bonner

The building has been empty for years, but now entrepeneur Lawrence Kenwright will invest £5.5million to transform the building into a 350-bed hotel.

The new staircase, built after the top floors were destroyed in the Blitz Credit: Andy Bonner

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New hotel at old Titanic offices

Plans are developing to turn the old Liverpool offices of the shipping company which owned the Titanic into a hotel. Today the old White Star building will be visited by the chairman of the Titanic Trust and Sir Bruce Ismay's grandson.