BID Streets Scheme
Start date: June 2015.
End date: July 2016.
This two-year £1.6m investment programme has improved Liverpool’s business area, as well as the links between the commercial district and the retail core of the city.
The Commercial District BID invested £1.1m in the scheme via a levy on local businesses. Liverpool City Council funded the remaining £500,000 and has worked with consultants and local business to design and develop the scheme.
What work has been done?
The work carried out included new:
- Road surfaces and drainage systems.
- Reinforced pavements and kerbs in high quality materials.
- Street lighting.
- Traffic signs.
- 'Street furniture' including bins, benches, trees and planters.
Where has the work been carried out?
The streets that have benefited are listed below.
Started: April 2016
Ends: July 2016
Eberle Street is undergoing a major transformation with a unique paving and lighting scheme that pays homage to the Yellow Brick Road. The scheme celebrates Liverpool’s LGBT community and is inspired by the diverse range of clubs in the area such as the Artist Club, Garlands, Passion and Gbar.
The current road, footway and concrete kerbs will make way for a high quality stone surface with LED lights shining down on it.
Work will be finished in time for Liverpool Pride 2016.
Completed: July 2015.
Before work started, this narrow street which connects Dale Street to Tithebarn Street had tired and uneven yellow Yorkstone paving. All existing paving stones were lifted, cleaned and re-laid to improve the surface. Broken stones were replaced with similar ones recycled from Edmund Street.
The new surface has got rid of trip hazards, improved accessibility and resolved drainage issues. Special ‘heritage’ lighting has been installed to make it much more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists.
Completed: January 2016.
Edmund Street is a one-way street linking Bixteth Street to Old Hall Street.
The work carried out included resurfacing of the road, new reinforced pavements and kerbs in high quality granite, a new drainage system, new trees, planters and traffic signals, as well as improved street lighting and street furniture.
Old Hall Street
Completed: December 2015.
Old Hall Street connects Moorfields Station and Liverpool’s commercial district. Major businesses such as the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Liverpool Vision are located on it.
The work carried out included removing the old trees and planting new ones suitable for the environment, complete with decorative lighting, and re-paving the whole area using high quality granite.
North John Street
Completed: June 2016.
This section of North John Street is a very busy road that links Dale Street and Victoria Street. It is a one-way street in a southerly direction towards Victoria Street.
Several bars and restaurants located on it, along with hotels including Aloft and Z Hotel.
The work carried out included new reinforced paving of the entire foot-way using high quality granite, de-cluttering of ‘street furniture’ (bins, benches, bollards, shelters and cycle stands) and new street lighting.