RIBA Walking Tours - The Ropewalks: Growth, Decline and Regeneration
This area once played a crucial role in the commerce and growth of the city as a world-class seaport. Evidence can be seen in its large collection of warehouses, factories and merchants’ houses. Over time it became forgotten, until the late 1990s when the city council decided to initiate the re-development of the area by bringing derelict buildings back to life. New buildings have been introduced along with open spaces to encourage greater use of the area for creative industries and leisure activities.
RIBA North Architecture Centre, Mann Island, L3 1BP
End point – At the bottom of Bold Street
Tour time: 2 hours approx.