Architectural Emporium in combination with Scott Brewster have devised a strategy for transforming Bootle. The focus of the masterplan is the Leeds Liverpool Canal, with proposals to create three varied high quality civic spaces linked by upgraded toepaths and new bridges. This strategy unlocks a series of development sites with great potential. The first civic space alongside the Strand and the canal will unlock an existing disused building and regenerate the town centre, creating a public space for arts and commerce. The next space at Carolina Basin will focus on providing activities and watersports, with a canoe centre as part of a wider plan to create a healthier and more active society. The third civic space is lined by a new SAFE community hub, hotel and pub/micro brewery. Proposals intend to green the canal and link a series of unique spaces to unify the city centre, creating a pleasant environment for a range of activities.