A PROJECT to refurbish an iconic north-west building has paid dividends for a Bolton commercial property specialist.

An international tailor, Tattan & Gregson, has signed up at Yorkshire House, in Liverpool city centre, following an overhaul by Union Road based Millfield Estates.

First unveiled in 1926, the limestone building in Chapel Street was the original headquarters of the Yorkshire Building Society.

Bosses at Millfield say they have invested "significant funds" in the Yorkshire House renovation, ahead of the tailors plumping for ground floor office space there, in a five-year deal worth £66,500.

Tattan & Gregson, which retails high-end custom-made menswear, already has stores in London and Los Angeles but had wanted to relocate their Liverpool office from Old Hall Street.

Two of the building's other long-term tenants, PR agency Jayne Moore Media and the FMG Consultancy, have also signed extensions to their leases, generating a combined £70,000 per annum.

Paul Dobson, property director at Millfield, said: "Our commitment to refurbishing and renovating Yorkshire House has been a fundamental part of our ownership which has facilitated the letting to Tattan & Gregson’s tenancy agreement.

"We’re overjoyed to entice this exciting new operator to the ground floor suite.

"We are also very happy to have maintained the tenant line-up at Yorkshire House by securing the ongoing occupation of two of our existing tenants.

"We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our tenants and it testament to our team that we continue to retain a high-amount of our tenants.

"The combination of high-quality accommodation with a location at the heart of Liverpool’s bustling business district creates an environment where tenants are willing to commit their futures with us for a prolonged period of time."

The family-run company, which has roots going back to 1962 and started out in the manufacture and distribution of spare parts for household appliances, is now working on leasing out the third and fourth floor.

Last month the firm celebrated a full house at the Boundary Industrial Estate in Breightmet, with the arrival of international power components firm Bryden Capital.

The company inked a 150-year lease deal worth more than £700,000 for a 11,917 square foot unit there. In a double whammy, existing tenant Eurocell Building Plastics also agreed a five-year extension.

Similarly the company was also able to confirm a clutch of new arrivals for Denton Drive industrial estate in Northwich, Cheshire, including Boogie Bounce, MDW Logistics and building contractors Entire Business Group.