The Picton neighbourhood, while in decline, retains significant heritage assets in the form of St. Dunstan’s Church (Grade II Listed) and the Mulliner Public House. Although the site has a frontage onto Smithdown Road, a major arterial route into the city, the housing area has an inaccessible, backland feel which has contributed to its decline.
Our Masterplan reconnects the split site through a reorientation to the south, establishing a new gently curving avenue link which continues the line of Hartington Road to St. Dunstan’s and then through a spatial progression to a new park at the heart of the scheme.
This new link creates a connection to the parkland of South Liverpool, changing Picton’s aspect and transforming its housing market opportunity. A network of streets from the new avenue spine recreate the intimacy of the historic Victorian terraced streets.
A Design Code establishes a robust framework for this hierarchy and establishes a landscape strategy which enhances the setting and function of the neighbourhood’s heritage assets.