St George’s Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. Built in the early 1800s as a space for music festivals and the Civil and Crown courts, the hall has always been at the heart of community life in the city. Today it is host to exhibitions, tours and talks, corporate events and weddings both large and small in a selection of beautiful rooms for hire.
Amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue. The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depict the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when reconstructed.
Craven Dunnill Jackfield was commissioned to replace worn tiles with exact replicas in a bid to bring the floor’s ‘dramatically faded’ colours back to life. The first phase of this work was completed December 2015 and was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal.
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