Nobody familiar with Liverpool needs to be informed about its historic buildings. However, some are more famous than others. Largely & mystifyingly overlooked in terms of architectural distinction is India Buildings on Water Street (http://www.india-buildings.com ).
However, a recent stroll through its main concourse provoked concern rather than civic pride. Once a bustling hub of businesses & commerce, it now looks & feels empty, each sound made echoing eerily around the place. Indeed, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in an empty church, each step & voice amplified disproportionately.
It makes you wonder what sort of future the building's owners, Green Property Ventures (http://www.greenpropertyltd.com/portfolio.html ), envisage for the complex.
The question of ownership regarding India Buildings has been a relatively secretive affair over the last few years (http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/2725-liverpool-s-india-buildings-changes-hands.html ). A little clarity on the future of one of Liverpool's finest buildings would be appreciated both by those who work there & the rest of us who enjoy visiting it.