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Architecture of Liverpool

05 February 2011

1906 – Tower Buildings, Liverpool

Architect: Walter Aubrey Thomas The present structure is one of the earliest steel-framed buildings in England, and details of its architecture reflect the earlier fortified building on the site. It is clad in...

10 June 2009

1907 – Port of Liverpool Building

Architects: Hobbs & Thornely / Briggs & Wolstenholme On the exterior of this imposing Portland Stone building is a large drum and dome. Inside an octagonal hall rises to the dome, with galleries...

10 June 2009

1911 – Royal Liver Building, Liverpool

Architects: Walter Aubrey Thomas The Royal Liver Building is one of the city of Liverpool’s most recognisable landmarks. It stands 90 metres high and has 13 floors. It is one of the earliest...

05 February 2012

1917 – Cunard Building, Liverpool

Architect: Willink & Thicknesse Constructed between 1914 and 1916, and one of the Pier Head’s ‘Three Graces’, the Cunard Line’s head office for 60 years from its completion in 1917 until the Company’s...

05 February 2014

1920 – Design for Elder, Dempster & Co., Liverpool

Architect: Briggs & Wolstenholme / Hobbs & Thornely Elder, Dempster & Co. were a shipping line and cargo agents based in Liverpool from the mid 19th century onwards. Elder Dempster Lines was the...

22 March 2013

1920 – Theatre & Winter Garden, Clayton Square, Liverpool

Architect: Robert Atkinson From The Building News, October 8 1920: “We illustrate from this year’s Royal Academy Exhibition the Picture House and Winter Garden which it is proposed to erect in Clayton Square,...

10 June 2009

1924 – Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool

Architect: Giles Gilbert Scott In 1902 an open design competition to design a cathedral attracted over 100 entries including designs from noted architects such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In 1903 the assessors selected...

10 June 2009

1925 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Architects: W. & T. R. Milburn

06 February 2011

1930 – Lutyens’ design for new Cathedral, Liverpool

Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens Following the purchase of a site at Brownlow Hill in 1930, Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869–1944) was commissioned to provide a design which would be an appropriate response to the...

05 January 2014

1934 – Mersey Tunnel Building, Liverpool

Architect: Herbert James Rowse Constructed to contain both offices and ventilator equipment for the Queensway Tunnel. The tunnel entrances, toll booths and ventilation building exteriors were all designed by architect Herbert James Rowse....