Consultation opens on plans to redevelop Liverpool's Williamson Square

Artist's impression of the new square Credit: Consultation organisers

A consultation is being opened on plans to develop one of the Liverpool's most historic squares.

The public are being asked to comment on plans to redevelop Wiiliamson Square near the Playhouse Theatre.

The theatre will host the opening session of the consultation which runs until the end of April.

The square was initially laid out in 1745 and became pedestrianised more than 20 years ago.

It was last upgraded in 2004 when almost six million pounds was invested introducing new seating, planting and a fountain.

Williamson Square is one of Liverpool's main public open spaces and should be a vibrant gathering place but over the past decade has for various reasons lost its way and sense of purpose.

This debate and public consultation is an ideal opportunity to have an honest conversation which, with the calibre of the major partners involved and the support of the people of Liverpool, I've no doubt will reset the play button and lead to some positive action - both in the short and long term.

Liverpool city centre has made phenomenal progress over the past decade, the time has now come for Williamson Square to join the party and live up to its potential as a dynamic public space the city can be proud of.

– Councillor Nick Small, Assistant Mayor of Liverpool