South Liverpool Homes – Masterplan For South Parade
PLACED worked with South Liverpool Homes (SLH) to find out what local people think about housing-led regeneration plans for South Parade in Speke.
Once a central shopping area and community hub, the parade is no longer the heart of the community. Buildings have been demolished and shops have closed. SLH wanted to bring South Parade back to life, with a masterplan for new homes, new shops, better public spaces and improved services, and the plans were shaped by the vision and views of local people.
What we did
In 2018, we worked with SLH to:
- Engage residents through workshops, meetings, and school activities
- Run an online survey and gather feedback from social media
- Pop-up with Ed the Campervan at the Grow Speke event, South Parade and SLH office
- Produce an exhibition and community day to share findings.
Our approach was hands-on, creative, inclusive and visible. We reached people of all ages, from small children to people in their 90s. Some people made special journeys to our pop-up events to have their say and showed real passion and aspiration for the future of South Parade.
We engaged nearly 300 people – with even more sharing their views online.
Loved working with Jo and the team. Great people to work with; so innovative and enthusiastic about what they do.”
Project Manager, South Liverpool Homes
Our findings and recommendations were provided to SLH to help make South Parade a better place, informed by the views of local people.