Liverpool BID announces £7m investment in city centre

16th April 2021

Liverpool BID Company have announced a new £7m fund to provide a significant boost for Liverpool city centre, to make it even more hospitable to businesses and visitors as it reopens post-pandemic.

Liverpool BID CEO, Bill Addy

The plan includes a new project to improve connectivity from the waterfront to Lime Street and investment in public spaces including St John’s Gardens and Derby Square.

Bill Addy, CEO of Liverpool BID Company, said: “The work we have done over the past 16 years has helped to transform Liverpool city centre. With investment in the public realm, in improving connections have helped to make the city centre a better place to live, work and visit for everyone.

“The more we work together to improve the environment we can do business in – whatever our industry, sector and size of our business – the better and more resilient Liverpool’s recovery will be”


  • Working with Merseyrail and bus providers to improve the gateway access to the city centre
  • Celebrating the ‘Pool of Life’ across Whitechapel as the key connecting route from William Brown Street to Royal Albert Dock, providing a focus for a creative heritage of the city
  • Continuing to lead on Christmas decorations and seasonal animation with local producers, artists and creatives
  • Extending the successful BID Police Team and BID Street Rangers to make the city centre safe, clean and welcoming
  • Using a ‘Public Realm Fund’ to improve the city centre and focus on the city’s squares, including revitalising and enhancing Derby Square, St John’s Gardens and other civic squares in the city centre
  • Helping to make Liverpool “more resilient” by creating a Subvention Fund to attract conferences and business events and representing the city at global forums, including the Global Business District Innovation Club
  • Improving the city centre’s connectivity, including improving pedestrian access and connectivity for those on foot

Mr Addy added: “As we move into a post-pandemic world, Liverpool city centre has to be a place that attracts business, tourists, residents and day to day visitors. How we use city centres may shift so we need to work to keep Liverpool forward facing, ambitious and agile.”

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16th April 2021