Liverpool launches £1.5bn regeneration plans

Grant Prior 4 years ago
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Liverpool has launched plans for regeneration schemes worth £1.5bn which could create 12,000 construction jobs.

New projects being developed for the city include:

• The next phase in the regeneration of Kings Dock, which will bring an Olympic standard ice rink to the city along with an extreme sports complex, quality restaurants and family homes

• Proposals for the transformation of Lime Street and parts of Mount Pleasant, which will deliver a new television and music venue, hotel, cinema, family restaurants, shops and accommodation for mature students.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “These schemes demonstrate there is a vibrant, exciting future ahead for Liverpool.

“The projects we are developing for Kings Dock and Lime Street will make the city an even greater place to live, work and invest.

“Crucially though, they will bring thousands of jobs into the city which will ensure we have a sustainable future.

“I promised our best days are ahead of us, and these key projects are evidence of some of the things we have planned for the future.”

He added: “Lime Street has been an area which was forgotten for far too long. It is one of the first things visitors to our city see when they step off the train and I am committed to transforming this into the gateway our world-class city deserves.

“Regenerating the city centre is vital but we are also working hard to deliver transformation across Liverpool as a whole – Greater Homer Street, Edge Lane and Anfield are all now seeing significant progress  and there will be more to come in the future, with thousands of new and refurbished homes planned city-wide.”

The new plans are in the initial development stages and are expected to progress into firmer plans by the end of 2014 or early 2015, when planning applications will be submitted.

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