Groundwork selected to manage Liverpool's Festival Gardens site

The Land Trust has appointed environmental charity Groundwork Merseyside to manage Liverpool's Festival Gardens when it opens after redevelopment this year.

The £250m project to revamp the now derelict former International Garden Festival site includes the creation of a park, the restoration of the Chinese and Japanese gardens, improvements to lakes and waterways, a new pedestrian access point and improved parking and public transport facilities.

Other plans for the 40ha site include the creation of more than 1,300 homes as well as retail and office space.

Land Trust head of portfolios Alan Carter said Groundwork stood out in the application process as one of the most enthusiastic contenders to manage the gardens.

"It has already come up with some wonderful ideas for future uses of the site and its local network makes it perfectly positioned to involve the community," he said.

Pat Broster, executive director at Groundwork Merseyside, said the organisation was exploring progressive ideas. "We are looking forward to working with partners and engaging with the community in order to bring them to fruition," he said. Work on the Festival Gardens is expected to be completed in the spring.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.


Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer