Port of Liverpool Building

Tasteful renovation of one of Liverpool's historic Three Graces.






February 2023

As part of a major renovation of the Port of Liverpool Building, we delivered structural advice on the condition of various aspects of the existing structure. Thorough inspections were carried out throughout the project providing welcomed reassurance to the client.

The Grade II* listed building is the oldest of the three large Pier Head buildings lining the city's waterfront. Formerly Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Offices, the construction of the Port of Liverpool Building was completed in 1907 and is sited on the former George's Dock which was infilled following its closure in 1898.

The building's frame was built from a concrete encased steel frame clad in Portland Stone, which meant it was more fire retardant than other buildings at the time. The project brief given to the design team was to provide a solution to extend the life of this magnificent building through sympathetic modernisation with particular attention to improving its energy efficiency.

Throughout the engagement, our chartered project engineer provided expert advice as well as presenting and recommending key cost saving solutions to the client.

Our pragmatic and measured approach to assessing the existing building avoided expensive and unnecessary remedial works whilst reassuring the client on the condition of the building.