Liverpool council looks to rebuild Anfield high street

Liverpool council looks to rebuild Anfield high street

Liverpool City Council has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop Anfield high street, home to Liverpool FC.

The plans will see Anfield get a new high street with brand new shops, commercial premises, homes and apartments.

Liverpool City Council today (31 August) unveiled its vision for Walton Breck Road, which is the main thoroughfare in the neighbourhood, to local residents and businesses.

The unveiling comes ahead of the first home match to be played in front of Liverpool FC’s new Main Stand, against Leicester City, on Saturday 10 September.

The new high street would see scores of derelict buildings demolished or rebuilt. The road could be narrowed to create wider pavements and make it more pedestrian-friendly, with the creation of new outdoor spaces and high quality landscaping.

The work, which would be carried out in phases over the next three to four years, would be the latest stage in an ambitious £260m regeneration plan announced in 2013 which is being driven by a partnership of Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool FC.

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: “We believe we have created a vision for the high street which will absolutely transform the area, supporting existing shops and businesses and attracting new ones.

“We now want residents to speak to us again and let us know if they want these plans to become reality.

“The unveiling of our proposals follows three years of partnership working which have already gone a long way towards creating a more vibrant and successful community. There is much still to be done but today marks yet another milestone in our ambitions to create a brighter Anfield for everyone.”

The council is now seeking residents’ views on the proposals and people are being urged to attend an exhibition at the Isla Gladstone, Stanley Park, on Monday 5 September and Tuesday 6 September to view the plans in detail and offer their views. The exhibition is open from 11am to 4pm on the Monday and 4pm to 8pm on the Tuesday.