New central Liverpool park opens

Chavasse Park, Britain's first inner-city public park to be run by private developers, and part of the £1bn Liverpool One development, opened in Liverpool on 1 October.

Chavasse Park - photo: Liverpool One
Chavasse Park - photo: Liverpool One

The 2ha park slopes up from the city’s historic dockside towards the city centre, incorporating a multi-storey car park underneath it. It was officially opened by the Princess Royal, marking the completion of Grosvenor’s Liverpool One retail, leisure, office and residential development.

The Duke of Westminster, sole shareholder in Grosvenor and Britain’s wealthiest property developer, said at the opening:

"Four years ago, much of the area between the waterfront and the rest of the city was a wasteland in desperate need of regeneration. Now Liverpool One, the largest project of its kind in Europe, is playing a vital role in moving Liverpool back into the premier league of retail destinations."

Strategic Leisure associate director and Green Flag judge Russell McDonnell said it was a positive move in the city’s regeneration, adding: "It will be an opportunity to see if a private sector park can be maintained better than a public one."

Willerby Landscapes, which built the park to BDP Landscapes' design, will also maintain it for its first year.


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