Dale Street Buildings


There are many beautiful buildings in Dale Street, the Royal Insurance Building 1897-1903 a Grade II listed building. On a strategic site at the corner of Dale Street and North John Street, the Royal Insurance Building is one of the finest of Liverpool's giant early 20th century office blocks.The architect, J. Francis Doyle, was selected by competition, the assessor being Norman Shaw, with whom Doyle had worked on the design of the White Star Building. Its Edwardian Baroque façade of granite and Portland stone conceals a revolutionary steel structure, possibly the earliest use of a steel frame in Britain.

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