Replanning Schemes for Liverpool : a New Pier Head and Traffic in Old Hall Street

WAG 1996.13


This drawing is one of a number of imaginative schemes drawn by Stanley Davenport Adshead (1868 - 1946) to illustrate how Liverpool might be re-planned to enhance its appearance and improve its layout. He used the drawings to illustrate his article on the topic for The Town Planning Review in July 1910. Adshead’s ideas for re-designing Liverpool’s city centre were based on contemporary city planning in Germany and America. His plans involved introducing a formal road plan into the random layout of the city and extending the waterfront north with an impressive series of new buildings and monuments. In this drawing he proposed removing the central portion of Exchange Buildings so that traffic could pass around the Town Hall and into Old Hall Street.