The Royal Liver Building is lighting up for Christmas
3 years ago
Liverpool’s most recognisable building, The Royal Liver Building, will light up with the magic of Christmas this year, for the first time in its 108-year history.
Following on from five successful light displays, including the building’s inaugural display, Flight, as part of the River of Light Festival, ‘Christmas Show’ will capture the spirit of the festive period and give onlookers the chance to see the stunning exterior of Liverpool’s most globally recognised landmark illuminated in the Christmas story.
The illuminations have been organised by real estate consultancy practice CBRE and designed by engineering and consultancy firm, Arup.
For ‘Christmas Show’, Arup has created a Christmas story for spectators to enjoy, featuring light scenes of snowfall, Reindeer, Santa Claus and Liverpool’s own Liverbirds, ‘Bertie and Bella’, taking their place at the top of the Christmas tree.
The display will run daily from 13th December until 30th December at both 6pm and 7pm. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the display will be shown at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.
Specialised light displays have become a permanent feature of The Royal Liver Building, as part of the site’s redevelopment and the city’s cultural calendar, as the building offers bespoke displays for special occasions.
The masterplan for the Royal Liver Building, developed and managed by real estate consultancy practice CBRE, is already coming to life with the iconic landmark being repositioned as a destination for both work and leisure, with a host of new amenities planned, including new office space, a coffee shop, bar and gym. Earlier in 2019, Heritage Great Britain opened the flagship tourist attraction RLB360 inside the Grade I listed building, which has seen over 30,000 visitors go behind the scenes of Liverpool’s most prestigious address in just six months.
Simon Hepple, Director for the National Building Consultancy team in Liverpool, commented: “The new lighting experience is a vital part of the repositioning of the Royal Liver Building as a world-class office building and leisure destination. We hope that ‘Christmas Show’ will bring joy to spectators during the festive period whilst also showcasing the iconic building to both locals and visitors to the city.
CBRE has produced an incredibly exciting vision for the Grade I listed building aimed at expanding its contribution to the city and enhancing its ability to attract more business to Liverpool and in particular to the city’s famous waterfront.”