Liverpool City Council has appointed an award-winning team of
urban designers, landscape architects and planners to develop a Public Realm
Strategy that will shape the look and feel of the city for the next 50 years.
LDA Design has a strong track record of transforming public realm,
having led the design for the public realm and parklands of Queen Elizabeth
Olympic Park. They are now designing the public realm for Stratford Waterfront
and London’s South Bank.
LDA Design is currently working for Liverpool City Council on a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to guide the future development of the Baltic Triangle area, to the south of the city centre.
Public Realm Strategy will go
out to public consultation next year. It will provide a detailed planning
framework to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the design and management of
streets and open spaces. Its implementation will also support the city’s
continuing economic and social regeneration and will be deigned to meet the
needs of all users, including children, older people and people living with
will underpin Liverpool’s renaissance, with £14bn of development schemes either
underway or in the pipeline over the coming decade.
high quality public realm
a better connected city centre that is more
welcoming and easier to understand and get around
opportunity to dwell and engage
to sustainable development principles
the city centre as a great location for business, homes, play, culture and
- complementing the
Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme and upcoming Public Art Strategy
Strategy will also reflects the aims of the current Strategic Regeneration
Frameworks/ Supplementary Planning Documents planned for the city centre at:
- Cavern Quarter/ Williamson Square
- Commercial Business District
- Upper Central
- The Baltic Triangle
The Strategy will be used as a Supplementary Planning Document once Liverpool’s 15 year Local Plan is adopted, late 2020. It will guide the city’s continuing economic and social regeneration and support and promote the Council’s declared Climate Change Emergency and environmentally friendly policies.
Graham, Director of LDA, said: “Liverpool
is renowned as one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the UK. The
Strategy matters because we all meet in the public realm so it needs to be
healthy, welcoming, green and sociable.
Liverpool continues to grow, its people deserve a city centre that reflects
their ambitions, the public realm plays a huge part in this. We’re honoured to
be part of such a nationally significant project.”