How the redesigned plateau could look
How the redesigned plateau could look
Richard Bell

Views sought on transformation of St George’s plateau into ‘world-class gateway’

Authorities in Liverpool are calling for public views on the latest designs for a new event space outside St George’s Hall.

The project will see the plateau in front of the Grade I-listed building extended into Lime Street to create a ‘world-class gateway experience’ for visitors and residents.

Widening St George’s plateau will reduce Lime Street to a single carriageway, redirecting traffic down St John’s Lane.

Also outlined is the installation of a new water feature at the plateau’s southern end.

The work, due to begin in Spring 2019, will form part of the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) Scheme, a £45m regeneration programme to transform how people navigate the city centre via bike, car, coach, bus and on foot.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Ann O’Byrne said: “Liverpool’s international appeal to visitors and investors has blossomed over the past decade and a widened St George’s plateaus is going to create a major new event space for the city.

“As well as enhancing a major gateway into the city this new scheme also addresses many of our current and future needs to improve the city centre welcome and provide an experience befitting a world class city.”

She continued: “With a growing residential population, a huge rise in visitors and major developments in the pipeline, how we navigate around the city centre needs a radical rethink in key locations and some major improvements.”

Liverpool City Council will host a two-day public information exercise on the Lime Street part of the scheme at Central Library on Wednesday, March 7 and at No.1 Mann Island on Thursday, March 8, both from 10am to 6pm.

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