Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront Building, River Mersey Design, Architect

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

Homecoming: New Merseyside Waterfront Architecture – design by David Backhouse architect

4 Sep 2015

New Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

Design: David Backhouse, architect

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside, north west England, UK

A new Statue of Liberty for the Liverpool Waterfront

No this is not April the 1st, this massive urban sculpture based on the beautiful Liver bird (the symbol of the city, a pair stand on the Liver Building facing the River Mersey and one is integral to Liverpool Football Club’s badge).

4/9/15 Liverpool – A prominent Liverpool architect has designed the city’s very own version of The Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

‘Homecoming’ – The Statue of Liverpool, is a stunning new 23 storey building, perched in a five storey nest, and 100 metres in diameter is being planned to sit upon the River Mersey in the city centre.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

David Backhouse, who designed the award-winning Cavern Walks and the Cavern Club in Liverpool, as well as The Gardens in Manchester has now turned his expertise into giving Liverpool that one, stand-out building that sets it apart from the rest of the world.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

Homecoming – The Statue of Liverpool takes the form of the iconic Liver Bird, standing 100 meters tall and nesting at the entrance to Liverpool in the River Mersey. It will be fully self-sustainable with zero energy costs as power will be provided through wind turbines within the ‘wings’ of the structure and tidal turbines underneath the ‘nest’. The golden green bird will also be covered in diamond shaped photovoltaic cells converting solar power into energy.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

The spacious building houses an atrium on every floor and can accommodate will a huge variety of activities, ranging from a luxury hotel and apartment complexs to specialised shopping outlets and creative spaces. A split-level restaurant will be located behind the Liver Birds eyes, offering a panoramic view of Liverpool, similar to that of the Statue of Liberty in New York or the Oriental Peal Tower in Shanghai. Numerous leisure activities including a Genealogy museum linked to New York’s Ellis Island are also planned.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool has always been synonymous with creativity and talent and the Homecoming will continue that trend, offering specialised zones where IT start-ups, entrepreneurs or charitable sector organisations will come together, fostering innovation and development.

Architect David Backhouse says “This is the culmination of an idea we had nearly 30 years ago now. The concept has never been far from my thoughts throughout my years of working on many prestigious Liverpool-based projects. I’m so pleased now to finally present the idea to both the city, and the world!” His team believe that the project will become another great Liverpool landmark and a huge tourist attraction, set just downstream from the world famous ‘Three Graces’.

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

They have consulted tidal experts and engineers – whilst also being advised by local experienced river pilot John Curry – on the positioning of the island. Design team members Peter Foo and Gary Morris said they wanted to help create something for the city that will be a source of pride ‘not only for residents, but Scousers all over the world. It will symbolise the tradition of the city but more importantly the essence of the new Liverpool in the 21st Century, exciting and self-sustaining’.

David Backhouse and the design team are actively seeking investors to help bring this potentially outstanding Liverpool Landmark to fruition. A portfolio of stunning images of the proposed structure is available online at

Statue of Liberty Liverpool Waterfront

Homecoming The Statue of Liverpool – Building Information

Design Team Members:
David Backhouse, Peter Foo, Gary Morris, John Curry

Angela Robotham – KGAL
Giles Brooke – Savills Quantity Surveyors
Gary Young – CreationADM
Andrew Weatherstone, Charlotte Weatherstone, Jonny Biggs – Nonconform

URL: Homecoming The Statue of Liverpool

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Location: Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, north west England, UK

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