Case studies


Hapag Lloyd
North West

Transport / Logistics
Project Size:
7,700 Sq ft
Project Value:
£450 k
8 weeks
Interior design
Read the brief & results
"To have all our staff on one site has made a huge difference to the company’s operations. " John Peacock, Facilities Manager

The brief

Hapag Lloyd’s Liverpool operation was based in two separate buildings – the second floor of the India Building and the ground floor of the Royal Liver Building. The time was right for Hapag Lloyd to consolidate and centralise operations and move to a single site. Whilst Hapag Lloyd were aware that Liverpool had many new commercial properties to offer, overwhelming historical and cultural factors drew them to the Port of Liverpool Building – the oldest, and arguably the grandest, of Liverpool’s three large Pier Head properties.

The decision was taken for Hapag Lloyd to take the first floor of the neoclassical, Grade II listed building and Claremont was appointed to design and deliver a new office space for the shipping company which would help improve staff communication.

The results

As well as considering the company’s general requirements, Claremont was careful to consider that the building’s historical features needed to be incorporated into the proposed design. As the current space was in the process of being refurbished by the landlord, Claremont adapted and developed the existing footprint in keeping with the landlord’s refurbishment plans and in harmony with the existing architecture, working with the ceiling heights and large window sections to create a light and spacious feel.

The smart, professional environment encompasses the reception area, meeting rooms, open plan area for 60 staff, partitions and decoration, furniture, power, data & IT, new AC system, breakout facility and comms room.


To have all our staff on one site has made a huge difference to the company’s operations. Claremont made the relocation effortless for us and we now have an office environment which reflects our company’s character and dynamism.

John Peacock
Facilities Manager, Hapag Lloyd
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