Published: 8th Oct 2019

A regeneration masterplan to improve Liverpool’s built musical heritage will go out to public consultation later this month. A draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the area around Mathew Street – home of the legendary music venues the Cavern Club and Eric’s – will go before Liverpool City Council’s cabinet on Friday (October 11). The draft SRF, which also includes the adjacent Williamson Square area, contains a range of recommendations to help attract new investment and to enable the council to steer the future use of existing buildings. The document is being created to address a recent 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. Although the city’s music heritage industry – which is centred around The Beatles – is now worth more than £90m a year, a tourism report has found visitors are … (To read the full article, subscribe below)