A new competition run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has named Liverpool as England’s ‘Greatest Place’.
The city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site was named the overall winner by a panel of judges who made their decision based on how planning has ‘shaped, created or protected’ the interests of the local community.
Liverpool’s waterfront was named the country’s most ‘attractive and inspiring’ work of town planners by over 11,000 people who voted.
Janet Askew, president of the RTPI, commented: “I think Liverpool is a great place and I think there is loads coming on in Liverpool now.
“There has been so much happening recently linking Liverpool One with the waterfront itself and to the spectacular buildings of the Cunard and the Liver and the designation of the World Heritage site.”
“All these things come from good planning I think perhaps the public has just suddenly woken up to it,” Askew added.
Letchworth Garden City, the Peak District, Brindleyplace in Birmingham, the Kings Cross Regeneration in London, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Thame High Street in the South East, Saltaire in Yorkshire and Bath and Bristol (both in the South West), were named in the top 10 list.
The city of Liverpool has witnessed a great deal of investment over the last 10 years, which has been carefully invested in developments which complement the city’s unique waterfront.
The city’s waterfront which includes the Albert Dock, The Pier Head, Stanley Dock and up to the historical RopeWalks area to St George’s Quarter which are all considered a part of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Experience Invest’s new landmark development, One Wolstenholme Square, is located in the heart of the city’s historic RopeWalks and is set to become a new and modern addition to the city’s much-loved historical skyline.