BUSINESS leaders and academics welcomed a 15-year blueprint to launch Liverpool onto the global stage this morning.
Pulling down the Churchill flyover, reducing the number of cars, and creating more green spaces are key features in the plan for Liverpool city centre.
The blueprint was launched to a meeting of business leaders at the ECHO Arena.
Making the area around St George’s Hall in to a Trafalgar Square type destination and improving the Waterfront are also highlights in the
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said he had commissioned the report to build on the positive foundation of the past decade of regeneration in the city centre.
He said: “The city must have an ambition and the desire to become once again a great global city.
“It’s rapidly become my catchphrase, but I believe the city’s best days lie ahead of it. We have to create wealth in order to spend it.
“My vision is to make Liverpool a distinctive global city. And I want our city to provide something for everyone, but it will only happen
when it is created by everyone.”
The Strategic Investment Framework (SIF) hopes to see the population of the city centre grow to 42,000.