Work is due to start in the New Year on a £3m public realm improvement scheme in the shopping area between Church Street and Lime Street outside the St John’s Shopping Centre and Clayton Square in Liverpool.
The pedestrianised area at Parker Street, Elliot Street and Houghton Street will receive new paving and planting to make it a more attractive route.
Liverpool City Council is working on the scheme with engineer Mott MacDonald and designer BCA Landscape. The amount of street furniture will be reduced and “large trees which currently dominate the landscape will be removed and replaced with trees more suited to a pedestrian environment”, the council said.
The works will complement the St John’s Market refurbishment works which will include a newly improved entrance to the market from Eliot Street.
Funding for the scheme has been provided through the Local Growth Fund’s STEP (sustainable transport enhancement package) programme.
Work on removing the large trees will start in January with the main work starting in February and is expected to last about six months.
Access to shops and businesses will be maintained throughout the work.