CIF Enables The Re-Opening of the ‘Lock & Quay’
As part of Safe Regeneration’s wider regeneration plans packaged under the #DestinationBootle scheme, the refurbishment of the ‘Lock and Quay’ is one of the first phases, in what are truly exciting plans for the area. Construction Impact Framework is proud to be an enabler in this early phase.
The ‘Lock and Quay’ is a new canal-side eatery for locals and visitors alike to eat and drink, serving tasty and healthy locally-sourced produce as well as an alternative space for artists and musicians to showcase their talents and become a community hub. Quality ales will be produced at the pub’s on site-brewery available to customers all year round, providing the community with a unique, traditional pub.
Born out of the premises which was once the ‘Old Merton Pub’, this new eatery will serve as the focal point for wider regeneration around the canal.
(An inside view of the newly refurbished ‘Lock and Quay’ eatery)
The area around the canal has been an eyesore for many years and offers little to draw locals or visitors from further afield. The original plan was to change this area into a vibrant, beautiful community garden that engages locals and draws in visitors, making Bootle a better place to live, work and create. Community engagement is paramount to this project, and the recent CIF sponsored ‘Santa Splash’, hosted by Safe Regeneration went along way to engaging locals, of all ages, with the canal and surrounding areas. Such engagement, it is hoped, will act as a powerful driver behind further regeneration in the surrounding areas.