Eight new investor plots at Liverpool Waters released as MIPIM delegates given first glimpse of Central Docks neighbourhood
Eight new plots for investor development have been released at the £5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme, as delegates at the MIPIM conference in Cannes were given the first glimpse of plans for the new Central Docks neighbourhood.
The project, which will transform 150 acres of historic docklands in the city, is the biggest single regeneration project in the history of Liverpool and one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world.
The Central Docks neighbourhood will form part of the wider development and will include 750,000 sqft of office space and over 1,000 waterfront apartments in buildings up to 44 storeys high.
Lindsey Ashworth, director of development of Liverpool Waters, said: “Liverpool Waters is a unique opportunity to invest in a world-famous waterfront and it’s no surprise that this latest phase of the project has 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 ten years ago but progress has so far concentrated on the Princes Dock neighbourhood, the new home of the Cruise Liner Terminal. By the end of this year, the team at Liverpool Waters are expecting to see over £300 million of construction work starting on site.
Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, 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.
“It is great to see so many of the region’s leading developers and city leaders joining us at MIPIM to showcase the opportunities on offer at Liverpool Waters and is testament to our shared commitment to re-establishing Liverpool as a global city.
“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.”