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    AS A RESULT OF THE PARADISE STREET/ LIVERPOOL ONE DEVELOPMENT.

    STREET NAMES:

    Wall Street on the old walls of Liverpool Castle.

    Custom House Place, formerly Custom House Lane.

    Thomas Steers Way has been called “Discovery Axis” during the development period.

    Paradise Place is a broad extension, off to one side, of Paradise Street.

    The Compass where Grosvenor is considering inlaying the four points of the compass in the paving.

    Keys Court will feature a public walkway through the building to link Church Street and School Lane.

    The Zig Zag is the covered space four storeys above Paradise Street.

    The Terrace is effectively an extension of the Park, across the bridges over South John Street.

    In Chavasse Park there will be a memorial to the Chavasse Family in a small “copse” at the top of the park will be an informal space that can be used for various arranged and impromptu events.

    The Pool will tell the story of the birth of modern Liverpool, from its medieval shoreline, to the Castle on the sandstone outcrop and the emergence of The Pool – the first non-tidal commercial dock.

    Kenyon’s Steps is the walkway along the northern side of Chavasse Park.

    Blundell Lane is the courtyard between the Bluecoat’s new wing, BBC Radio studios and Friends Meeting House. It is named after Bryan Blundell, who built Bluecoat Chambers as a residential charity school for poor children.

    College Court are the alleys and courtyard alongside the historic warehouses and Stanley Building.

    David Lewis Street named after Lewis’s founder who had shops in Bold Street and Ranelagh Street.

    Sugar House Steps between Customs House Place and the Park. On the site of Liverpool’s first sugar house.

    BUILDING NAMES:

    One Park West.

    The Bling Building on Hanover Street.

    Edward Rushton House, on the site of former hospital for the blind, founded by Edward Rushton.


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    Some of the names set to be recognised as integral parts of Liverpool include The Bling Building, The Zig Zag and The Terrace.

    New streets and buildings will both hark back to the city’s past and point to a bold future.

    The £1bn project will open up the heart of the city centre improving pedestrian access to iconic destina-tions such as The Albert Dock and Chavasse Park. Once new names have been taken in, navigating the centre will be a simpler task, accord-ing to Grosvenor, the developers.

    The project is developing new and existing streets in order to maintain the historic identity of the city.

    “Wall Street”, for example, is named after the walls of Liverpool Castle and also the historical trad-ing and business links between Liverpool and America. Thomas Steers Way is named after England’s first major civil engineer and form-er city mayor who designed and built The Old Dock – the world’s first wet dock.

    In the early 1700s he built several docks in the city as well as St George’s Church on the site of the Liverpool Castle.

    Blundell Lane is the courtyard between the new wing of the Blue-coat, BBC Radio studios and Friends Meeting House. It is named after sea captain Bryan Blundell who built Bluecoat Chambers as a residential charity school for poor children.

    Regenerated streets include South John Street, which will become the main high street within the Liver-pool One development. It will boast two tiers of retail on both sides as well as a terrace overlooking the newly landscaped Chavasse Park.

    The Zig Zag four storeys above Paradise Street features extraordin-ary stair, escalator and bridge links from Paradise Street, South John Street and the Park.

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    And utterly bugger all about Joseph Williamson. Still buried in the plot of land that was the graveyard for St Thomas'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl View Post
    And utterly bugger all about Joseph Williamson. Still buried in the plot of land that was the graveyard for St Thomas'.

    I would have said it was because there was already a Williamson St and Square in the city centre and the council are relucant to allow too many variations of a theme as it can cause confusion for the emergency services. But as they are allowing Blundell Lane and Paradise Place then they havent been too strict on this theme so it is a shame he hasnt been honoured.

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    Not if they called it "Joseph Street" or "Mole Street".

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    Default Liverpool One Shopping Area [Completed]

    Welcome to Liverpool One
    May 29 2008
    by David Bartlett, Liverpool Daily Post



    TODAY’S opening of the £1bn Liverpool One shopping development was last night described as “one of the most important days in the city’s history”.

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