Royal Liver Assurance Building, Liverpool, Merseyside

In 1908-11 Royal Liver Assurance Company erected a new head office on Liverpool's waterfront; the result being the world famous Liver Building designed by Aubrey Thomas. The first large scale building in the world to be constructed using the then revolutionary technique where a ferro-concrete frame, incorporating a network of columns and steel beams, carried the weight of the outer walls and the floors. The outer walls are thin panels of concrete clad with granite.


Merseyside Liverpool


Edwardian (1902 - 1913)


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