Peel unveils revised £5bn Liverpool Waters plan

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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Developer Peel Holdings has rejigged its £5bn Liverpool Waters plan for the 60-hectare regeneration scheme along the Mersey.

Planned towers have been stepped back from the waters edge
Planned towers have been stepped back from the waters edge

The latest revisions go some way to addressing concerns from Unesco inspectors who had put the Liverpool site on the World Heritage in Danger list due to worries over tall buildings planned for the Central Docks.

Peel said the new vision would satisfy some of those concerns. It also visualises how Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will sit in the wider development plan.

Liverpool Waterfront showing Everton stadium location at at Bramley-Moore Dock.

One of the biggest changes in the plan is the relocation of Central Park, moving it closer to the Mersey.

Covering almost two hectares, Central Park will be one of the key sites in Liverpool Waters. Other changes in the plan include a re-imagined Clarence Square at Central Dock, which is set to be one of the most distinctive public spaces on Liverpool’s waterfront.

Work has started on the first three towers at Princes Dock in the scheme. Builder Forrest is delivering a 16-storey tower of private rented flats know as Plaza 1821 under a £21m contract.

Chinese contractor BCEGI is also set for Moda Living’s The Lexington, a 31-storey apartment block with a restaurant on the top floor.

Meanwhile McLaughlin & Harvey is also on board to deliver a £50m cruise liner terminal at Princes Jetty.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: “For over 10 years we have developed this project from an initial idea into the biggest single regeneration project in the history of Liverpool and one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.

“It’s the comprehensive re-imagining and subsequent restoration of this derelict dockland which will reinstate the area back to its former glory.

“With these new CGI’s and our updated masterplan, we are demonstrating that Liverpool Waters will truly be a waterfront to the world.”

How the North Docks could look around the Victoria Tower at the waterfront dock gates

Proposed Central Park

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