Street art unveiled at Tempest

Capital & Centric has commissioned a 21m-tall mural on the side of its Tempest office building in Liverpool, which the developer said is one of the biggest pieces of street art in the North of England.

The original artwork has been created by the Nomad Clan. It took the all-female street art group two weeks to complete the mural, which covers the side of the office.

The artwork features a number of themes, and symbols which reference various aspects of Liverpool’s history and includes images of bees to represent the beehive of 180,000 bees which Capital & Centric has installed on Tempest’s roof.

Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “We spent the past year renovating this derelict building in Liverpool to become a focus for innovative and creative new business; the artwork is the finishing touch by using the building as a canvas for everyone to appreciate.”

The 40,000 sq ft Tempest building in Liverpool’s commercial district was acquired by Capital & Centric from Derwent Lodge Properties in April 2013 after being left derelict for a number of years. The office recently underwent a £5m refurbishment. Tenants include business incubator Launch22 and law firm Hillyer McKeown.

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I am sorry to say the C & C guys are losing their MIDAS touch with this one. Feedback locally has been extremely negative. Nice idea, dreadful execution.

By Peter S

I love it. I wish more buildings used art on their exteriors. I love some of the patterning you see in Spanish and Portuguese buildings.

By Paul B

Paul B, You mean the commercial buildings in Spain and Portugal that have remained vacant for a generation? Yeah great! let’s paint them all like a Jimi Hendrix album cover and watch the owners go into administration!!

By Peter S

What a breath of fresh air, I saw this on twitter and there are only positive comments, perhaps is a generational thing?

By John Symm

Peter stop being Negative yourself , I myself love this and I have had alot of positive comments about this, maybe it’s your circle of friends that need to lighten up.

By Karen

I’m with Peter.. This looks dreadful!

By Artful dodger

Its a fantastic bold move, I think they’ve pulled it off too, most of us wouldn’t dare do this to our buildings but we need more people who will

By Mike Acomb

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