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New plans for Liverpool city centre to be unveiled

Plans for the further redevelopment of Liverpool city centre will be presented to the public today.

The new proposals follow in the footsteps of the last plans that saw the construction of Liverpool ONE, The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, the cruise liner facility, the City Centre Movement Strategy and Lime Street Gateway.

Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development agency, said: “The SIF is designed to create a new trajectory for the city through which Liverpool will become a world renowned international trading and cultural location.

"We have bold plans that play to our strengths and through their careful exploitation we will be an international force to be reckoned with."

Liverpool's Mayor and a design team will outline the proposals later this morning.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “Exciting times beckon for Liverpool. The last framework of this kind delivered a high class waterfront, a transformed business district and one of the best cultural and retail offers in the UK.

“We are determined to build on the opportunities these developments have produced and this new framework will further generate important catalysts for the city’s continued economic growth.

"It is a foundation for progress and will advance Liverpool towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s greatest cities.”