New visuals for the £5 billion Liverpool Waters project show how the 60-hectare development will look when completed, with restoration of the city’s northern docks to create a world-class, mixed-use waterfront quarter in Liverpool.
Five unique and dynamic neighbourhoods will run from the edge of the already established Princes Dock, nearly 2km north along the waterfront to Bramley Moore Dock, the proposed site for the new Everton football stadium. As well as aerial views of the entire project, the CGI’s also offer a glimpse of Central Dock’s impressive features, including Clarence Square, Central Park and a new cultural hub. The neighbourhood will also be home to family housing with private gardens, and residential and office buildings with views of Central Park and the River Mersey.
The CGI’s were created to accompany a refreshed masterplan for the project, which encompasses all five unique neighbourhoods. One of the biggest changes in the plan is the relocation of Central Park, with the intention to move it closer to the River Mersey. Other changes include a re-imagined Clarence Square at Central Dock, which is set to be a distinctive and interesting public space on Liverpool’s waterfront. The masterplan includes changes to the layout of various pedestrian areas to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, and ensure views of the River Mersey are maximised and highlighted where possible.
Managed by Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited, Liverpool Waters has already moved forward with several developments including breaking ground on the sixteen-storey residential tower Plaza 1821, which will house 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments and have commercial space on the ground floor.
Darran Lawless, development director at Liverpool Waters, said: “This really is a landmark time for the Liverpool Waters project. Following a decade of meticulous planning, we are now firmly in the delivery phase of this project, and I am excited to see these plans take shape. The aim of the Liverpool Waters project is an ambitious one, but one that will expand the city centre as well as creating jobs and bringing economic benefits to not only North Liverpool, but the region as a whole.”
Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: “For over 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.”