Light nights just got a whole lot prettier.
Liverpool has taken a leaf out of Steven Spielberg’s love of special effects to make the city centre feel brighter and lighter. The Liverpool BID Company commissioned lighting experts The Christmas Decorators, who recently decorated the Aspen home of the Oscar winning Hollywood legend, to add some sparkle to the evening. Not only will the streets look beautiful, they will also be safer, better for the environment and cheaper. The money is also from private investment, not council money.
Building on from new lights introduced for the Christmas season, more than 80,000 light bulbs have been fitted to 40 trees in the City Central and Commercial District BID areas – with a scheme unique in the UK. The Liverpool based firm, which has also decorated Europe’s best Christmas tree and Bethlehem’s Manger Square, have used a painstaking branch wrapping technique to highlight the shape of all the trees on Church Street, Lord Street and Williamson Square in the retail core of the city centre, and Derby Square and Old Hall Street in the Commercial District.
Each tree holds an average of 2,000 LEDs that were specially designed for the city centre, which was recently awarded Purple Flag status for its safe and vibrant night time economy. A commitment to create new lighting schemes is one of 24 key pledges in the new 2016-2021 Commercial District BID Business Plan, which 550 businesses are now voting on in a month long post ballot that ends on Thursday, 17 March.
When you next get a chance, have a little walk around Liverpool. A beautiful, lamp post lit city that is calm, tranquil and completely different. Whilst the streets empty and the city illuminates, it can feel as if you’ve kicked everyone out to have a private moment with Liverpool.