Norwich House – Liverpool
Architects: Edmund Kirby & Sons
I was wandering down Water Street in Liverpool when this small office building caught my eye. At street level the building is very light, with smart brown tiling, large expanses of clear glass, and slender piers to support the bulk above. The upper floors are clad in precast concrete panels in a classic unfinished grey. The window surrounds protrude slightly and the glass is highly reflective with a copper hue. These elements all combine well to give that space age as envisaged in the 70s look.
The building looks to be for let, and seems to be in a prime location for both taxis and post boxes. So, if you are into concrete and need some office space it’s worth a look.
Hi . I believe the construction date was 1973. I’m still trying to find out the name of the architects. You’d think that would be easy with such a prominent and unusual building, but so far I’ve drawn a blank.
Thanks! Yes, it is strange it’s so difficult to find any info. Let me know if you find anything.
It’s Norwich House, the former Liverpool HQ of Norwich Union, who moved out in 2006. The architects were Edmund Kirby & Sons.
Excellent, many thanks