EDAW landscape will see out Liverpool's year as City of Culture

A major public space project created by landscape design firm EDAW will play a starring role in the closing events for Liverpool's 2008 City of Culture celebrations.

The new canal extension and landscaping at Pier Head, designed by EDAW and delivered by British Waterways, will form part of the area hosting the city's Transition ceremony on 10 January.

The public space will provide a setting for the end of Liverpool's year as 2008 European City of Culture and the start of its Year of the Environment events.
EDAW landscape architect and project director James Haig Streeter said: "This new section of canal has helped to transform the public space at the Pier Head and will be a wonderful venue to celebrate Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture."
The canal link and landscape improvements are part of a major regeneration programme at the Pier Head.

Regeneration also includes the City of Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal at Princes Dock and a new ferry terminal, along with the new Museum of Liverpool and mixed-use commercial development at Mann Island.

The completed scheme will create a striking public space for visitors to enjoy views of Liverpool's waterfront buildings and across the River Mersey.

In addition to the Pier Head, EDAW has also contributed masterplanning and landscape design to the new Merseyside Promenade at Kings Waterfront.

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