Sustaining Waterfront Heritage
Liverpool is renowned for its plentiful history and its waterfront is no exception. The city anchors itself on its prevalent maritime heritage which stems from Liverpool’s status as a world trading port. A significant player in the growth of the British Empire, its port boasted a means of transporting people and commodities across seas to Europe and America. Innovative techniques and superior dock facilities set it apart from other trading terminals around the world.
Industry has always been another key component in Liverpool’s past. Home to a major port, many offices worked to organise trade and shipping whilst warehouses were utilised to manufacture materials for the boats.
Due to its rich maritime and mercantile history, Liverpool was deemed a UNESCO Word Heritage site in 2004, and it is in the Liverpool Waters plan’s best interests to build sensitively and not only maintain, but augment the waterfront’s valuable legacy. Modern developments will accompany structures such as the Dock Boundary Wall plus the Victoria Clock Tower, which commemorated the opening of Salisbury Dock in 1848. In fact, the latest Liverpool Waters news expresses Peel’s plans to utilise the famous dock wall as a contemporary entrance into Princes Dock without jeopardising its inimitable heritage.
In a testament to the waterfront’s past, Liverpool Waters will breathe life back into the now partially run-down dockland zones with the introduction of innovative landscaping and sophisticated building design gifting the city the gargantuan investment that is deserved.