Iconic Liver Building up for sale for first time in 105-year history

The Royal Liver Building, one of the UK’s most famous buildings, has gone up for sale for the first time, with a guide price of more than £40m.

Acting on behalf of Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, CBRE has been instructed to sell the iconic office property.

This is the first time that the world-renowned Grade I Listed property has been offered for sale since its grand opening in 1911 as the headquarters of the Royal Liver Assurance Group.

Today, the Royal Liver Building is the most recognisable landmark in the city of Liverpool and is home to the two fabled Liver Birds which watch over the city and the sea.

The Royal Liver Building is located at the Liverpool Pier Head and, along with the Cunard Bulding and Port of Liverpool Building, forms one of Liverpool’s Three Graces lining the city’s UNESCO protected waterfront.

The 330,000 sq ft building, has been refubished in recent years and provides office and events space. Its tenants include Grant Thornton, HSBC, ITV, Mott MacDonald and Princes Foods.

Colin Thomasson, executive director at CBRE in Manchester, said: “We are delighted and extremely proud to be instructed to seek a purchaser for this truly iconic symbol of Liverpool. The Royal Liver Building is known worldwide and we expect the sale to attract strong interest from investors in the UK and around the globe.

“Our clients have been great custodians of this building for over 100 years, and this sale presents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a unique part of Liverpool’s heritage.”

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