North West restoration and conservation specialists Maysand have won a Â£500,000 contract to clean, repair and repoint the exterior of the landmark Port of Liverpool Building - one of the renowned \'Three Graces\' at the Pier Head in the city.
Built in 1907 of Portland limestone in the Edwardian Baroque style, the Port of Liverpool Building is undergoing a Â£10million refurbishment by owner Downing, one of Liverpool\'s largest commercial property landlords.
Maysand found their expertise sought early on, after being appointed to the project by in-house contractor George Downing Construction.
Their first task was to help refine the schedule of works. MD Bryn Lisle explains: "We carry out this kind of work on historic structures regularly, so we were able to get involved with practical advice.
"As well as the cleaning team, a repointing gang, several teams of stonemasons and a repair crew who will re-pin the stone with stainless steel in isolated areas, will all be working on the project throughout."
Maysand started work in September on the Grade II* listed building originally constructed for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Company and are scheduled to finish in the summer.
John Walsh, Project Manager for Downing, says he is more than happy with Maysand. "This is the first time we\'ve worked together but Maysand have already proved that our confidence in their capabilities was well founded. Performance levels are good and they are clearly very professional."