Liverpool Waters is a £5 billion project to transform 150 acres of historic docklands. A first glimpse of the Central Docks neighbourhood was revealed at the property industry’s international show MIPIM, in Cannes, France, last week.
The new community will be a business and leisure district, with over 18.6 hectares of mixed use floorspace including seven hectares of office space, and more than 1,000 new waterfront apartments in buildings up to 44 storeys high.
The park will be a focal point of the new district. An artist's impression released by Liverpool Waters also features several green roofs.
Director of development of Liverpool Waters Lindsey Ashworth said the latest phase of the project had already generated interest from investors and developers.
"Our ambition has always been to create a waterfront for the world, a sustainable environment with stunning views where people and businesses can flourish together. Unveiling this southern part of the Central Docks neighbourhood marks the next chapter in the Liverpool Waters story and brings us one step closer to re-establishing Liverpool’s waterfront as a gateway to the world."
The masterplan for Liverpool Waters was announced 10 years ago with progress has so far concentrated on the Princes Dock neighbourhood, the new home of the Cruise Liner Terminal, with the bulk of effort going on behind the scenes to secure detailed planning permissions. By the end of this year, the team at Liverpool Waters are expecting to see over £300 million of construction work starting on site.
Assistant project director at Liverpool Waters Ian Pollitt said: "Central Docks represents a watershed moment for Liverpool Waters. There has been an incredible amount of work done behind the scenes to get us to this point but thanks to the positive attitude of the people of Liverpool, Liverpool City Council and other partners we are now in a position to proceed with this next exciting phase of the project.
"Liverpool Waters will not only transform the docklands and restore them to their former glory, it will leave a legacy of jobs and skills that will benefit the Liverpool City Region for generations to come."