AN AMBITIOUS scheme to revitalise an historic landmark Victorian building and regenerate the surrounding area was unveiled.
The Grade II-listed High Park Street Reservoir, in Toxteth, which has been empty for the past 15 years, is one of the earliest examples of public health engineering.
Liverpool-based architectural and planning practice Cass Associates has now put together a regeneration scheme for both the building and the surrounding area.
It has come up with a range of short-term options for the reservoir site, including bee hives on the roof of the reservoir to provide urban dwellers with honey, and a “solar farm” to generate up to 150kw of electricity.
The longer-term regeneration plans include a glazed pyramid on top of the existing roof to house a bar and restaurant with spectacular views across the city.
The proposals can be viewed at The Tea Factory, 82, Wood Street, Liverpool, until the end of this month.