The Voyage

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.

It is the stunning centre-piece of the newly completed public realm that provides a high quality landscape setting befitting the Grade II* listed Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s world famous three Graces. 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.

“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