University area welcomes Hope Square

The pedestrianised space in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral is to be widened and traffic use reduced as part of a £6m project due on site in March.

In addition to the extra space by the cathedral there will be improvements to Mount Pleasant, Upper Mount Pleasant, Rodney Street, Clarence Street, Oxford Street.

Upper Mount Pleasant will be reserved for buses, taxis and access to car parks only. A dedicated cycle route will be installed on Oxford Street and following consultation with Liverpool John Moores University, improvements will be made to the paved areas on Maryland Street, outside the Students Union building and the library.

The scheme has been funded by the North West Development Agency, the European Regional Development Fund with contributions from both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

  • An exhibition and consultation event will be held in the Piazza Café, at the foot of the Metropolitan Cathedral steps, Mount Pleasant, on Wednesday 3 February 2010 between 10am and 5pm.

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