LIVERPOOL’S waterfront’s landmark Cunard Building is to benefit from a conservation management plan to help it retain its splendour.
The Liverpool office of architects Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams has been appointed by building manager CB Richard Ellis to survey the condition and create a forward plan for the maintenance and development of the Grade II-star listed building, one of the city’s Three Graces.
The plan, drawn up in consultation with the Local Authority Conservation Officer and English Heritage, will be used to develop programmes of repair, restoration and to govern any modifications.
The Cunard Building was constructed between 1914 and 1917 as the headquarters of the shipping company of the same name, operators of the QE2 and other famous ocean liners.
Today it is a highly successful commercial centre, with tenants including the Government Office of the North West.
Ken Smith, Associate at Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, said: “The conservation management plan sets the tone for any changes that are needed within the building, while maintaining the heritage assets.
“The plan looks at the buildings history, assesses its significance, considers vulnerabilities and proposes policies for its long term conservation.”