Liverpool council has announced plans to build a £2bn knowledge area to redevelop the Lime Street area of the city. Last week, the council advertised a contract to procure the services of experienced planning experts to independently produce a spatial regeneration framework (SRF) for the Knowledge Quarter Gateway (KQG). The report will look at how best to connect the city centre to the scheme with a focus on redeveloping Lime Street area around the Adelphi Hotel. The KQG will form the first part of the larger Knowledge Quarter (KQ Liverpool) Mayoral Development Zone. The gateway report will also complement the wider regeneration schemes on Lime Street, including the creation of new public realm of front of Lime Street station and an extended plateau in front of St George’s Hall. Liverpool’s local plan for Liverpool has already identified a number of issues, including the importance of increasing the economic potential of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart