Grade I Listed
The building of the Town Hall began in 1749 to a design by John Wood the Elder. It was completed and opened in 1754. Due to a fire in 1795, it was largely rebuilt and a dome, designed by James Wyatt was added.
The Hall was designated by English Heritage as a Grade 1 Listed Building and described in the National Heritage List for England as “one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls”.
Aura were commissioned by Liverpool City Council to carry out a tactile survey of the external facades. A 55m aerial platform was used to gain access even to the top of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of Wisdom and protector of cities who sits on the top of the dome.
During the course of the survey, it was established that several areas of the building required urgent attention due to loose stone work, posing a serious Health and Safety risk. A full photographic survey was produced, categorising the importance of treating various areas.
Aura were contracted to carry out essential works to high levels of the front elevation and returns. The works entailed stone replacement, removal and reinstatement of previous repairs, repointing and redecoration.
Aura have since returned to site to carry out a tactile surveys to establish and compile condition reports with the possibility of restoration projects in the future.