Liverpool's new creative quarter
Liverpool City Council has been talking about its new digital creative quarter ahead of our Future Cities Forum on 13th June at Burlington House, London which is looking at arts-led city regeneration.
Assistant Head of Regeneration, Mark Kitts explained:
"Riding on the success of the Baltic District for new small businesses, our new Ten Streets project has been launched, comprising 125 acres and the potential for 2,500 jobs. Characterised by businesses that grew up around the port, the name of the regeneration area comes from the ten historic parallel streets that run out from the dock area. We are conserving and refurbishing all the area's listed and important heritage buildings and this includes the Tobacco Warehouse at Stanley Dock which is Liverpool's largest listed structure.
'We have come up with ten big ideas to complement the project, including the delivery of a revolving theatre - like those successfully established in Amsterdam and Tokyo. The Ten Streets development is a partnership with Harcourt Developments (who financed Belfast's Titanic Quarter) and it will blend the old with the new, the historic and the innovative. The Ten Streets area has a bit of an edge, is very well connected and very close to the city centre. The warehouse spaces appeal to arts and creative companies.
We envisage an expansion of the hospitality sector and visitor economy as one of the underpinning strands for Ten Streets. Successful commercial neighbourhoods no longer close after 5pm.
We are also developing a new TV and film campus in the city via the restoration of the iconic Littlewoods Building. Liverpool is a great place to film but we are determined to create a post production hub for film makers to complement this'.