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Cunard Building, Liverpool

The Cunard Building is a Grade II* listed building in Liverpool, located at the UNESCO World Heritage Pier Head site and is the centre of the three iconic “Three Graces” buildings. The Liver Building and Port of Liverpool Building are the two neighbouring Graces.

Health and safety concerns with public using the steps forced a decision to manufacture and install two further matching central handrails to both the Western and Eastern main entrances. The new handrails needed to replicate the existing traditional handrails to the North and South entrances.

We manufactured bespoke patternwork and cast new replica posts in iron. We manufactured bespoke new patternwork and cast new handrail sections and scroll-ends in brass, which we fabricated into a continuous handrail before polishing to a mirror finish. We secured the new handrails in cored holes down the center of the entrance stairs with hot caulked lead.

We surveyed and measured carefully the existing handrails and posts then manufactured bespoke new patternwork to suit.

We surveyed and measured carefully the existing handrails and posts then manufactured bespoke new patternwork to suit.

New cast iron fluted posts closely replicating the originals.

New cast iron fluted posts closely replicating the originals.

We installed our new traditional handrail to the Western main entrance.

We installed our new traditional handrail to the Western main entrance.

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We installed our new traditional handrail to the Eastern main entrance.

We installed our new traditional handrail to the Eastern main entrance.

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