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The Strand

BCA Landscape

Short description

The Strand is at the epicentre of Liverpool’s renowned waterfront, surrounded by Grade II* listed buildings and the infamous Liver Building.
This complete remodelling of The Strand is both human-centric and environmentally conscious.

The regeneration scheme exemplifies the very best of green infrastructure projects, providing a new sustainable urban drainage system with on-going data analysis for storm waterflow, water filtration and air quality, keeping us connected via safer walkways, new pedestrian squares, segregated cycle lanes and introducing large canopies of trees and artworks celebrating the city’s heritage.

The project aims to contribute to the mitigation of climate change risks, increase the resilience to climate change effects, improve health and well-being and improve air quality and biodiversity. The project includes planting 130 new semi-mature trees [connected in continuous SUD systems] with permeable paving and traffic drainage being directed into these living systems and help alleviate flooding in the area. The trees and SUDS are also being future monitored to track their impact on pollution reduction, urban cooling and flood prevention.

Traffic junctions and lanes have been removed to create new people friendly places and designated safer cyclist routes in and out of the city.

Historical interpretation and celebration is a key element of the scheme with a focus on some of the lesser well known parts of the area’s history. From the Record-breaking ships of the Cunard Shipping Company, to the longest underwater tunnels in the World, to the 'Dockers Umbrella' - the world's first overhead electrified railway.

Quote from Liverpool Cycling Commissioner, Simon O’Brien -
“Liverpool City Centre is changing for the better. The improvements to The Strand, reducing traffic, more space for pedestrians, and especially the new top-quality cycle lanes, are immense. It will do so much to reconnect our world-famous Waterfront with the rest of town.”

Entry details
LocationLiverpool - UK
Studio Name BCA Landscape
Lead designerBCA Landscape
Design teamAndy Thomson (BCAL), Craig Mitchell (BCAL), Amey (PLC), Liverpool City Council, Mersey Forest, Urban GreenUP
Photography creditsThe Guide Liverpool (LFC Parade 2022) , All other images and videos by BCA Landscape
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