Who We Are

Our Story

The Flanagan Group is a Liverpool-based family business with broad expertise across the construction, estate management and leisure sectors. We have earned a valued reputation for providing reliable, high quality and cost effective services to both our commercial and private clients.

The group is structured into several divisions which are managed by our skilled team from our central Liverpool head office.

We have worked locally, regionally and nationally for almost 30 years, and have an extensive track record in building, refurbishing and managing every possible range of property, including heritage sites. Our clients range from local home owners wanting a new extension to government authorities and national utility providers. Needless to say, we are highly qualified in every aspect of the building industry.  

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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  • 2000

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

  • 1998

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

  • Mid – 2002

    FPS purchases property on Brainerd Street and creates semi-retirement accommodation for over 50s

  • Late – 2015

    Enabling works and demolition start for Unite the Union in Birmingham

  • Early – 2015

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

  • 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.’

  • 1991

    Flanagan’s starts up

  • 2013

    Work begins for Unite the Union in Stoke

  • 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’

  • 2011

    Work begins with Unite the Union in Swansea

  • 2009

    Flanagan Property Services purchases land and builds 9 apartments – Earl Road in Bootle

  • 2005

    City Life Projects snaps up the former Bank of Liverpool – Now The Sir Thomas Hotel in Liverpool city centre

  • Late 2017

    Flanagan Property Services completes the renovation of Hall Lane

  • 2004

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

  • Early – 2017

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

  • Late – 2002

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

  • 2016

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

  • 2019

    Handover completes of 43 New build properties in South Liverpool. 29 for housing association LMH on Warwick Street and 14 for Foundations Homes, Liverpool City Council on Park Street.