The Cunard Building

Susie Stubbs
Cunard Building, Liverpool, image courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts
Image courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts

The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1DS – Visit Now

The 1916 Cunard Building is a different beast to the other Graces, its interior once a head office and a class-segregated waiting room for those waiting to use Cunard’s transatlantic steamers. Identity and migration and nationalism pull tightly across its grand Portland Stone frontage; even its restrained classical façade screams stiff upper lip, chaps. Yet now it is a glorified office block, an entire floor empty as the recession nips at its River Mersey-cooled heels. Closed for public access, but nevertheless a worthwhile stop on a walking tour.

  • Water Street
  • Liverpool
  • L3 1DS
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