‘Liverpool has grown out of and become part of the fabric of a great commercial city, it derives a large measure of its support, a considerable field of research, and much of the interest of its daily life, from the City and Port of Liverpool.
‘The University can contribute to its recovery, not only in the material sense by rebuilding a part of the town sadly in need of reconstruction, but also in a social sense by continuing to live in the centre of its region…
‘Liverpool University, removed to a rural setting, would he of far less service to the community than if it remained.’
William Holford, 1949
Through major perimeter development, the university has become detached from the vibrant city of Liverpool. The university’s ‘campus within a city’ typology can only work if the public can interact with the space. In order to bring the university back into the city, the campus must visually showcase it’s academia to the public and promote the city’s character to it’s students for future retention.