Cunard - The Voyage

“I remember her dazzling speed and the graceful way she would lean over into the zigzags to frustrate the undersea wolf packs.”

– Paul Gallico writing about the Queen Mary during the second World War

Project: The Voyage

Year of Completion: 2016

Budget: Undisclosed

Client: Liverpool City Council

Project Team: BCA Landscape, Smiling Wolf, Hardscape, Amey, Kings Construction

Awards: D&Ad 2018

This epic scaled stone seat over 50m long [160ft] – stretching the full length of the Cunard building – was opened by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden and the Captain of Queen Elizabeth, Inger Klein Olsen (first ever female captain of a Cunard ship). The seat is inset with ‘The Voyage’ – a specially designed piece of artwork with beautiful and unique bronze illustrations and typography inspired by the fascinating history of Cunard.

Commissioned by Amey for Liverpool City Council – the work has been designed by BCA Landscape and our great friends at Smiling Wolf.

It is the stunning centre-piece of the newly completed public realm area built by local contractor King Construction, providing a high quality landscape setting befitting the Grade II* listed Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s world famous three Graces.

‘The Voyage’, starting in 1839 and stretching to the present day, recounts some of the defining moments in the epic Cunard story during a period when Liverpool was considered as the gateway to the world.

From Nova Scotia to New York and the Mauretania to the Queen Mary; ‘The Voyage’ explores a company who had an immeasurable impact on the city’s culture and its people.