The Victoria Building is a Grade II Listed Building designed by Alfred Waterhouse for the University and completed in 1892. The clock tower is a local landmark and the building is well known throughout the city.
The project provides a fully accessible building, and a new home for the University’s art and heritage collections, a base for the Educational Opportunities Department, and a venue for events and lectures.
Significant new architectural interventions include a new passenger lift within the existing clock tower and a service lift on the rear (quadrant) elevation.
The aims of the project are:
Create a unique visitor attraction for Liverpool and the region.
Provide an expanded art gallery operated to the highest standards and give full public access to the University's collections.
Overcome perceived barriers between the University and the community, and encourage greater involvement by demonstrating the work of the University through activities linked to displays.
Lay the foundations for the provision of full access to the University's heritage collections.
Provide a clear focus point on campus, and a public interface between University and Town.
Upgrade and refurbish the Leggate Theatre lecture hall.