Liverpool opens Ten Streets consultation

Public consultation has been opened on Ten Streets Liverpool, the regeneration district north of the city centre, as Liverpool City Council and development partner Harcourt Developments seek to build momentum for the project.

As part of the month-long consultation, public exhibitions were held over the weekend at the Titanic Hotel, and will move onto FACT on Wednesday 8 February and Friday 10 February.

Ten Streets Liverpool

At this stage, there are no detailed proposals and work on a masterplan will be informed by the consultation campaign. The headline-grabber of the Ten Big Ideas proposals is a revolving theatre, based on the successful Stage Around system first created in an aircraft hangar in Holland, while the proposal also ha an air of Bruce Katz’s work on innovation districts. There is also talk of Ten Streets being a renewable energy exemplar.

Elements of the scheme include adding new squares and public spaces into the area, which is typified by former dock buildings and industrial spaces. Ten Streets covers 125 acres of former dockland between the northern edge of the city centre and the landmark Tobacco Warehouse at Stanley Dock and is designated as a “creative economy” district by the council.

The city is currently investing £30m in upgrading the A565 Great Howard Street and Regent Road in the area, while a new rail connection is being discussed.

Harcourt built the Titianic Hotel and is currently onsite at the vast Tobacco Warehouse, which is being converted into residential, an aparthotel, and mixed commercial space.

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “The launch of this vision for the Ten Streets district is an opportunity of a lifetime to define Liverpool’s future as a creative powerhouse of the 21st century.

“For me, this new theatre says everything about our ambition for Ten Streets and how the creative sector can unleash the untapped potential of these once celebrated docklands and make them once again a beacon of economic growth.”

The next phase of work for Ten Streets will be undertaken by Paris-based architectural practice AWP.

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I find Ten Streets a really exciting new district. The huge dock buildings – ‘biggest in the world’ of the type and part of the WHS will make a must-see destination.
We need to get the open spaces right! Possible to plan this now at this stage, will be too late a few years down the line. Some of those huge buildings, back of Stanley Dock, open up nicely onto spaces we could really do something with and make something really dramatic of, but also human, and GREEN!

By Altmouth

If Everton do choose the Docks, why don’t LCC relocate Costco to the L11 site and free up that site for a new neighbourhood. Could have an amazing centre piece park, townhouses etc, and connect TenStreets to Old Hall St.

By The dream

That sounds like a great idea. Cost it in early as part of the master planning and the increase in land values should pay for the relocation.

By Altmouth

Yes, we were only thinking something similar the other day when we went to Costco, it should be in a much more reasonable location for the whole of the City. Saying that, they deserve a great deal of credit for the investment they made to that part of town when there was precious little interest from elsewhere.

By Man on bicycle

Totally agree, moving it to the east of the city will provide their buisness with a much larger catchment area than they have a present whilst creating somewhere exciting that residents, including families, can live. Let’s focus on being the UKs ‘most liveable’ city rather than it’s 2nd city – which from a liveability and urban environment point of view is just a race to the bottom

By The dream

‘The UK’s most livable city’ is easily achievable for Liverpool. If we make that our key aim everything else will follow. We’re a long way down that path already. Well said.

By Altmouth

Wow all sound v.intersting. Linking it to the rest of the c.centre will key. Love the idea for the Costco site btw. Giving families an alternative to the Georgian quarter with greenery that’s both close to the river and their work would be amazing. Not to mention all the dynamic stuff planned for 10streets.

By Family Guy

Spinning theatres! Innovation! Creativity! Revolving creative exemplar sustainable leading-edge innovation districts! Sounds totes amaze and futuristic! Brill!!!

By Liverpool Leads!

smoke and mirrors….whilst The Baltic area venues spent years money and hard graft (without grants!! apart from the Baltic creative…) to create inspirational valuable assets – the council chases the dragon to sell of now valuable development land on that space to overseas investors as residential space. Fact: Liverpool has the lowest number of green space area per head for any major city, highest death rate on roads in the UK – the lowest performing students in attaining competitive grades- and the highest paid mayor –

By Anonymous

Anonymous – lowest number of green space area per head for any major city? A ‘fact’ that bears no relation to reality. Sefton Park, Princes Park, Stanley Park, Newsham Park, Calderstones Park, Reynolds Park, Otterspool Park, Clarkes Gardens, Camp Hill, Chavasse Park, Everton Park etc etc but then there are a lot of people, so do the math. Ten Streets is welcome as we need places for people to live and work and grow the city even further. As for lowest performing students? Blue Coat School was the top performing secondary school for GCSEs in England (Telegraph/DFE 2015).

By LEighteen

Some cities, Leeds for example, are set around hills with sheep, included in the boundary. Others measure the whole ‘metro’ area… If you measure Liverpool by inner districts it is just about the highest for green space.

By Altmouth

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