Liverpool Waters developer Peel unveils latest proposals
Jan 28 2010
by Neil Hodgson, Liverpool Daily Post
LIVERPOOL will get a vision of its future this weekend when property developer Peel stages a public consultation on its plans £5.5bn Liverpool Waters proposal.
The waterfront scheme is proposed to transform derelict dockland to the north of the city into a vibrant commercial and residential hub rivalling anywhere in the world.
Its exhibition near the cityís MetQuarter, at 9 Whitechapel from 10am-5pm tomorrow and Saturday, will feature the latest scale model of the draft project and exclusive new images, to encourage visitors to offer their views on Peelís ambitious plans that could take up to 30 years to complete.
An outline planning application is currently being prepared for the scheme, which is the largest urban regeneration project in the UK.
It includes more than 150 acres of disused dockland, which it is planned will be redeveloped into a high quality, mixed-use new quarter of Liverpool where people can live, work and enjoy the spectacular waterfront.
Peelís vision for Liverpool Waters includes creating a major sustainable community in this part of the city.
It is being designed to make a significant contribution to the economic resurgence of Liverpool and its wider area, with new and existing residents and increasing the number of visitors to the city.
Part of Liverpool Waters is planned to accommodate city centre expansion and it is also intended to stimulate regeneration in adjoining areas of the city centre, north Liverpool and the wider area.