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Liverpool Buildings : Architecture

Contemporary Merseyside Architectural Developments, northwest England, UK

post updated 1 October 2022

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Liverpool Architecture

The city is famous (apart from The Beatles and Liverpool FC!) for historic architecture such as the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals, and for the Three Graces. More recently it has witnessed the controversial Fourth Grace debate as first Will Alsop then Broadway Malyan and 3 x Nielsen try and add a building at this key Merseyside site. Famous architects that achieved major architecture works here include CR Cockerell and Gilbert Scott. Liverpool was European City of Architecture in 2008.

Liverpool waterfront
Liverpool waterfront buildings : photo © Tim Collins

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Liverpool Architecture. We cover completed Merseyside buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Liverpool. The focus is on contemporary Liverpool buildings but information on traditional Merseyside buildings is also welcome.

Liverpool Architectural Walking Tours

e-architect operate bespoke tours in most major cities globally. We established our Merseyside offering around 2011 with a tour for the Architectural Association of London (AA). This involved taking a large group of architecture students to see the important buildings, such as the Three Graces, but also to see the regeneration of the docks. A highlight was the visit to the amazing Titanic Hotel, a very dominant building with large floor-to-floor heights and a tough demeanour.

We have 4 pages of Liverpool Architectural selections.

Liverpool Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Liverpool Buildings : A-K

Liverpool Building Designs : L-Z

Liverpool Building Developments : O-Z

Liverpool Architecture Designs

Best Contemporary Merseyside Buildings

Liverpool Architecture Photos
Unity Liverpool Building
photo © Adrian Welch

This architectural selection includes Unity Liverpool, the BBC Radio Merseyside offices, Bling Bling building for a hairdresser, Paradise Street and the amazing Rotating building art installation.

Three Graces from the River Mersey
Three Graces
photograph © Tim Collins

Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park
Knowsley Leisure Centre
photo from Broadway Malyan

Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool Waters
image from developer

Royal Court Theatre Liverpool
Royal Court Theatre Liverpool
image from architect

Lime Street Gateway
Lime Street Gateway
photo © webbaviation

National Wildflower Centre Building
National Wildflower Centre
image from RIBA

Liverpool Tower : Princes Dock Tower
Liverpool Tower
image from architects

Liverpool Building Designs

Selected Liverpudlian Building Designs, alphabetical:

BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Merseyside
picture © Adrian Welch

Bling Bling building
Bling Bling building
picture © Adrian Welch

Bluecoat buildings
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Hilton Hotel Liverpool
Hilton Hotel Liverpool
image © Adrian Welch

Liverpool Arena building
Liverpool Arena
photo : Ian Lawson

Liverpool ONE masterplan + buildings
Liverpool ONE
photograph © David Barbour/BDP

Matchworks building
Matchworks building
photo from architect

Museum of Liverpool building
Museum of Liverpool Building
image from 3XN architects

Pier Head Ferry Terminal
Pier Head Ferry Terminal
photo © AW

Unity Liverpool – apartment building
Unity Liverpool
image © Adrian Welch

Radio City Tower
Radio City Tower
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Rotating Architecture
Rotating Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Proposed Liverpool Architecture

Mann Island buildings
Mann Island Buildings
picture from architects

Liverpool FC Stadium building
LFC Stadium
design image from LFC

Great George Street – Phase 1 buildings
Great George Street Buildings
buildings image © 2007 ABA

Liverpool Architecture Competition design
Liverpool Architecture Competition
picture from architects

Key Existing Liverpool Buildings

Anglican Cathedral
Design: Giles Gilbert Scott, Architect
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Liverpool Cathedral Building

Catholic Cathedral
Design: Frederick Gibberd, architect
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
picture © Adrian Welch
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

Three Graces from the River Mersey: iconic Liverpool Buildings on the citiy’s waterfront
Three Graces buildings
photo © Tim Collins
Liverpool Architects

Existing Liverpool Buildings

Albert Dock buildings
Design: Jesse Hartley
Albert Dock Building
photograph © AW
Albert Docks

Cunard Building, Pier Head
Design: Willink and Thicknesse, Architects
Cunard Building
image © Isabelle Lomholt
Middle building of the three Graces

Lime Street Station, Lime Street
Design: John Fowler
Lime Street Station
photograph © AW
Lime Street Station

Liverpool Town Hall, Castle St
Design: John Wood of Bath, Architect
Liverpool Town Hall
picture © AW
Liverpool Town Hall

Northwestern Hotel, Lime St
Design: Alfred Waterhouse Architect
Northwestern Hotel Building
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
Liverpool Hotel Building

Oriel Chambers, Water St
Design: Peter Ellis Architect
Oriel Chambers Building
picture © Adrian Welch
Oriel Chambers

Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head
Design: Arnold Thornley
Port of Liverpool Building
photo © AW
East building of the three Graces

Royal Liver Building, Pier Head
Design: W Aubrey Thomas, Architect
Royal Liver Building
image © Isabelle Lomholt
West building of the three Graces

St George’s Hall Building Refurbishment
Design: Purcell Miller Tritton
St Georges Hall
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
St Georges Hall Building

Tate Gallery
Design: JSMWA
Tate Liverpool
picture © AW
Tate Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St
Design: HH Vale, Architect & Cornelius Sherlock
Walker Art Gallery
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
Liverpool art gallery

White Star Line building, Strand
Design: Richard Norman Shaw
White Star Line building
photograph © AW
Liverpool building

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Liverpool Office Buildings

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Liverpool Building News
Liverpool University Building
courtesy of Bob York

Tribeca : contemporary residential architecture

Mersey Observatory Crosby : Architecture Competition

Buildings / photos for the Liverpool Architecture page welcome