New Hall Place - Old Hall Street, Liverpool, UK

Tripe & Wakeham
Date Built
1972 - 1976
Old Hall Street
This is an office building with many names.  It is called "New Hall Place", the "Royal & Sun Alliance Building" (after its original developer) and "The Capital", the name under which its latest developer Downing is marketing it.  Locally, it has been known as "The Sand Castle" for obvious reasons.

The building stands 13 stories high and has been described as a cubist interpretation of the Liver Building.  Pevsner describes it as a, "...massive irregular stepped pyramid...faced with ribbed panels of yellow-brown concrete.  Narrow slit windows give it a fortress air."

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