Published: 9th Mar 2020

A regeneration masterplan that will amplify Liverpool’s rich musical heritage has been approved. On Friday (March 6) Liverpool City Council’s cabinet approved a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the Cavern Quarter, including Mathew Street – home of the world-famous music venues the Cavern Club and Eric’s, and nearby Williamson Square. The SRF contains a range of recommendations to help attract new investment, celebrate the current music scene and to enable the council to steer the future use of existing buildings in the area. The document aims to address a tourism report that called for the city to curate a clearer proposition around Liverpool’s pivotal role in the story of popular and contemporary music. A UNESCO City of Music, Liverpool’s music heritage industry – which is centred around The Beatles – is now worth more than £90m a year, but the tourism report found visitors are increasingly looking for a quality … (To read the full article, subscribe below)