Irwell Chambers Liverpool
Declined to accept further work
Ronson Electrical Limited have decided to decline any further work on this project due to concerns over finances. Payments have been very slow in coming, and in our opinion, with the classic signs of financial difficulties we have decided not to take any further risks.
We understand the building has now been sold in order to raise finances for other projects.
Electrical Installation Contract Secured
Ronson Electrical Limited in conjunction with Andrew Grattage Limited have secured the electrical installation contract for Irwell Chambers in the heart of the commercial centre of Liverpool.
Irwell Chambers is a three storey building with a basement below. The above ground floors are residential apartments, many of which are let the rest being refurbished.
The two basements have been stripped out with a view to fitting the south basement out as a restaurant, and the north basement split into two office units
What can only be described as a sub basement has been discovered during the stripping out process, this has revealed a darker history to the building. Stairways have been found on the east and south sides of the building that lead down to tunnels that run beneath the street.
On each side of these tunnels there are cells that once had external doors, a small air brick and no natural light. The tunnel on the south side runs below what is said to be the oldest cobbled street in Liverpool. There are small vents that can be seen from the road above the tunnel.
It is not yet known what these cells where originally used for, but there is some speculation about connection with the slave trade.