About us

Our Story

Flanagan Building and Maintenance Services is a Liverpool-based family business with broad expertise across the construction, building and estate management and leisure sectors.

Part of the Flanagan Group, we work locally, regionally and nationally for nearly 30 years, we have an extensive track record in building, refurbishing and managing a range of heritage properties.

Started in Liverpool in 1991 by brothers Julian and Paul Flanagan, we have a reputation for establishing environmentally-friendly and innovative projects.

We thrive on taking a development from the ground up, creating an environment where communities, businesses and individuals can perform productively and proudly. It’s in our DNA.

Ours is a reputation based on our team of highly-trained and skilled local tradesmen, meticulous project management and excellent long-term relationships and customer care.


But we take our commitment to our local communities seriously. Social value lies at the heart of everything our business does. We are strong believers in integrity, community and opportunity for the communities we live and work in. We provide a number of training and apprenticeship opportunities for our team – our first apprentice still works for us, more than 25 years later. We create positive role models in the local community, by recruiting locally, and paying the real living wage. Staff wellbeing and happiness is as important to us as productivity.

Our business relies on our team being as good as we are, which we can only achieve by training and supporting our staff and keeping our talent local. We have our own Workplace Wellbeing Charter, and use suppliers who demonstrate fair employment practices.

Alongside client work, our executive team also supports a number of Community Interest Companies and heritage organisations in Liverpool. We use our construction, management and business expertise to help them develop skills, management expertise and run sustainable local businesses.

As part of our commitment to quality and good practice, we are also Investors in People.

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  • 1991

    Flanagan’s starts up

  • 1998

    Under Flanagan Property Services (FPS), the company buys, renovates and extends Richmond Terrace in Anfield

  • 2000

    Flanagan’s buys and renovates New Zealand House on Water Street and and opens the Newz Bar

  • Mid – 2002

    FPS purchases property on Brainerd Street for rent

  • Late – 2002

    The Gladstone Hotel renovation starts (finishing in 2005, when it reopens as the Liner.)

  • 2004

    Flanagan’s City Life Projects buys the Park Hotel in Aintree and begins renovation

  • 2005

    City Life Projects snaps up the Sir Thomas Hotel in Liverpool city centre

  • 2009

    Flanagan Property Services takes on Earl Road in Bootle

  • 2011

    Work begins with Unite the Union in Swansea

  • 2012

    The Flanagans team starts work on Unite the Union’s Jack Jones House renovation, adding an additional floor and refurbishing its offices. It wins a Local Authority Building Control award for Partnering with a Local Authority, a Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award, and ‘Best Commercial Scheme’

  • 2013

    Work begins for Unite the Union in Stoke

  • 2014

    Flanagan Group works on a refurbishment scheme and structural alterations to the reception and offices of Liverpool Football Club’s Academy office. Academy director Alex Inglethorpe says: ‘Flanagan’s exceeded their reputation in delivery of high specification work within a very short and busy timeframe, the collaboration of staff from both LFC and Flanagan’s was exemplary.’

  • Early – 2015

    The Group moves to a new head office on Sefton Street on the Liverpool waterfront, from its previous home on Hall Lane

  • Late – 2015

    Enabling works and demolition start for Unite the Union in Birmingham

  • 2016

    Work on Unite the Union’s new headquarters in Birmingham officially starts

  • Late 2017

    Flanagan Property Services completes the renovation of Hall Lane

  • Early – 2017

    New build work starts for housing association LMH on Warwick Street and Park Street in Liverpool