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Case study: Liverpool waterfront

Words: Mark Smulian

Award: Winner, England's Great Places

Location: Liverpool Waterfront

Key Players: Merseyside Development Corporation, Liverpool Vision, UNESCO, Liverpool City Council, Port of Liverpool

Liverpool in the early 1980s: the city is acutely depressed, its decline capped by the riots that have engulfed the inner city neighbourhood of Toxteth – at the time the largest disturbance on English soil for more than two centuries.

Nowhere is this more evident than on the Liverpool waterfront, where the once thriving docks lie derelict, its iconic Three Graces buildings cut off from .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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