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Restoration work at Liverpool’s ‘iconic’ Tower Building completed

A £2.2 million restoration project at Liverpool’s Tower Building has been completed.

Work on the Grade II*-listed former office block on the Strand included the replacement of irreparable faience cladding, re-pointing and specialist timber sash window repairs.

Built in 1908, the Tower Building was designed by local architect Walter Aubrey Thomas, who also designed four notable buildings in Liverpool including the Royal Liver Building across the road.

Originally built as a seven-storey office block, the Tower Building was converted into 73 apartments in 2006 with the three lower floors retained for commercial and retail use.

Last year, owner RBH Properties converted the first and second floors into more apartments.

The restoration project, led by Simon Hepple from the building consultancy team at CBRE, took 22 months to complete.

Simon says: “We are pleased to issue practical completion on the £2.2m restoration project at the iconic Tower Building.

“The project proved challenging at times as materials such as faience were difficult to source and lengthy to manufacture.

“In addition, we worked hard to ensure all residents could remain in situ while the works were being carried out. We are delighted to see the building now restored to its former glory.”

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