Royal Liver Building Takes Flight

The Royal Liver Building has stood proudly on the banks of the River Mersey for 108 years, greeting visitors to the city and returning scousers alike standing proud as one of the most recognisable features of Liverpool’s world-renowned waterfront.

For the first time in that long history, the iconic building is set to be lit up permanently on the Liverpool skyline, with a brand new permanent light display, aptly named ‘Flight’.

The brand new installation is the latest in a series of developments on the historic building, with recent works including a string of new facilities for the offices based within, and is set to be launched on the first day of the annual River of Light festival. The light show will come to life at night, telling the story of the iconic building, the clock towers and the Liver Birds and their place in the history of the city.

The installation will become a permanent feature, sure to be popular with locals and tourists, especially those visiting via the busy Cruise Terminal. Bespoke displays are also set to take place throughout the year as part of the city’s cultural calendar.

Simon Hepple, Director for the National Building Consultancy team in Liverpool, commented:

“CBRE have produced an incredibly exciting vision for the majestic Royal Liver Building as a world class office building, expanding and enhancing its contribution to the city and ability to attract more businesses.

On behalf of real estate investment manager Corestate Capital Group and trusted partners, we have drawn on expertise to develop a program of refurbishment to create a new dynamic visitor and occupier experience.

The new lighting experience is a vital part of the repositioning of the building and the first of its kind in the UK, showcasing Liverpool’s innovative spirit. We hope that it will bring joy to visitors to the city, serving as a location to meet, enhancing the waterfront and promoting the Royal Liver Building and Pier Head as a desirable destination to work and visit.”.

We can’t wait to see the most exciting of all the fantastic recent developments debut in November, and are sure the display will be a hit with our clients and their guests when hosting events at Liverpool’s most prestigious venue.

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