Replanning Schemes for Liverpool: Suggestion for continuing the Pier Head to the North

WAG 1996.11


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 hoped that a series of grand buildings and monuments would be built to line the waterfront, like the new Liver Building that was not yet completed in 1910. He proposed developing the waterfront north from the Pier Head to Waterloo Dock to create an impressive business district. Adshead’s dream of a business centre on the waterfront may still become a reality though with work beginning on the Liverpool Waters project which hopes to re-develop this area of the city.