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First look at ‘refreshed’ £5 billion Liverpool Waters masterplan


The team behind the controversial £5 billion Liverpool Waters development has released new images of its ’refreshed masterplan’ for the proposed riverfront scheme

Developer Peel Group said Chapman Taylor’s original vision for the 60ha site had been ’updated to maximise the project’s potential and ensure it is future-proofed for generations to come’.

The visuals by Virtual Planit show how the the city’s derelict northern docks will be turned into a 2 million m² mixed-use quarter split into five neighbourhoods. The images also included early volumetric representations of Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock – to the north of the Peel site – and reveal further details of the key Central Dock area, which features a major new cultural hub.

The developers confirmed that architects had not yet been appointed for the undeveloped plots within the masterplan.

The Liverpool Waters scheme, which includes a number of towers, has attracted criticism from heritage campaigners concerned about the huge project’s impact on the historic docklands and the setting of the neighbouring Three Graces.

In 2016 Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson rejected calls from UNESCO for a two-year moratorium on new development within the World Heritage Site at the city’s waterfront.

However, earlier this year Liverpool City Council made the first moves to restore its tall buildings policy – 12 years after scrapping the rules – in an attempt to stop UNESCO stripping it of its World Heritage Site status.

A spokesperson for Peel told the AJ that the masterplan had been reviewed ’to address a number of issues, heritage being one of them’.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: For more than 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.’

Liverpool waters view 00 (plan)

Liverpool Waters revised masterplan - May 2018. Plan

Liverpool Waters revised masterplan - May 2018. Plan


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  • Looks great. Get on with it?!

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  • Tall buildings are what can almost certainly set-off Liverpool to better effect - IOW (much) better visual advantage - than any other city in the UK.

    Because, as far as 'Greater Liverpool' - straddling both sides of the River Mersey - is concerned, those "World Heritage Site" folk should pack-up all those fuddy-duddy proposals and go peddle their papers someplace else!

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