An office building on the former Littlewoods site in Edge Lane has been crowned the most stylish in Britain.
The Bunker building was once where pools and catalogue giant Littlewoods stored its catalogues , next to its famous art deco headquarters.
But the once derelict site enjoyed a £4m makeover last year as part of plans to make the area a hub for the film industry - and has now won an award for its stylish design.
The firms based in the 20,000 sq ft site, redeveloped by Liverpool architects Shedkm,include film and TV companies which make graphics and carry out post-production work.
Bunker took home the award for the best workplace of its size at a national award ceremony organised by British Council for Offices (BCO) last night.
The judges were impressed by the large amount of natural light, and the way the stark concrete structure has been restored and kept visible throughout the building.
The site has a distinctive, simple white, yellow and stone design, with chic minimalist kitchens.
The revamp of Bunker was also praised for helping to kickstart the wider regeneration of the Littlewoods Edge Lane campus and Liverpool Innovation Park.
Council bosses across the region agreed to help fund the the main Littlewoods building’s transformation into an 11,000 sq metre film studio next door in July.
Developers Capital & Centric hope to make the site the “Pinewood of the North” with a £30 film and TV studio complex.
Liverpool has become a popular destination for film shoots in recent years, including scenes for Sherlock Holmes Captain America and Peaky Blinders.
But the developers are hoping the city can become a hub for post-production too, which is often largely done elsewhere.
Richard Kauntze, chief executive of the BCO, said: “The approach to the project demonstrates how simple design can be effortlessly effective and deliver a great product, turning a redundant, derelict building into flexible commercial work space. The success of the Bunker shows a clear path forward for regeneration in the area.”