Lime Street – a Liverpool gem or an eyesore?

Lime Street – a Liverpool gem or an eyesore?

On Sunday 27th April, Hidden Liverpool's second Creative Design Workshop will be taking a look at Lime Street. If you have a view on what you would do with Lime Street to improve it or you just have a general interest in Liverpool’s architecture, heritage and enjoy design, then this FREE workshop is for you!

Lime Street is a key gateway into Liverpool and many people’s first impression of the city, but does it create a good first impression on visitors or is it an embarrassing blot on the city? Whilst a number of fantastic buildings still exist along this street, including the long empty ABC / Forum Cinema and the Futurist, it feels to many residents and visitors alike neglected and run down and in real need of investment and creative thinking.

We know the people of the city are passionate about Liverpool and have enthusiasm and ideas about its' future, in particular around this part of the city. We want to get peoples’ ideas on what they would do with the street and some of its’ key buildings, especially the ABC cinema which many people remember going to.

So on the 27th April we’ll be running a fun and creative, hands on design workshop – a great informal opportunity to share your ideas and hear about those of other people. The workshop will include hands on activities including model making and the development of design ideas. This session is open to everyone - no design experience required. Whether you're a local resident who wants to see the buildings along the street used again, or dream up future plans as you walk along it on the way to catch a train every morning, this workshop is for you!

The workshop comes at a critical time for the area and the council have identified the street as a development priority for investment, and want to see improvements taking place before the International Business Festival this summer. These plans have been spoken about recently in Liverpool Echo including What the hell is happening on Lime Street?  and Lime St looks a disgrace, the Adelphi’s part of the problem’ with an interview with Mayor Anderson  But would you do you agree with their ideas or would you do something else?

The session will be run by the PLACED and Hidden Liverpool team and will be informal, creative and fun and will most certainly come up with some new solutions to a gateway in our city. The workshop runs from 1-4pm and will take place at the Albert Dock Unit C7 (same side as the Tate, half way down). To book visit the event page.