Developer to create more green space in Liverpool Waters masterplan

Image courtesy of Peel Waters – CGI showing proposed Liverpool Waters development

A refreshed “vision” for the new development of Liverpool’s historic docks is to include more green space.

The Liverpool Waters masterplan has been updated to incorporate ideas put forward by the local community and include more public green spaces, more dockside open space to celebrate the site’s unique maritime heritage and a more diverse and affordable housing offer.

The original masterplan for Peel Waters’ ambitious 30-year Liverpool Waters project was approved eleven years ago; before the growth of home and hybrid working, and before the emerging destination was approved to become the home of Everton Football Club’s new stadium.

However, Peel say the scale of the project, and its ambition to transform the entire northern docks, remains unchanged.

The community also expressed concerns about the impact of climate change and the scheme will minimise the need for cars and will instead include better integration with public transport and delivering enhanced infrastructure to support cycling; all of which form part of a wider strategy to support environmental and economic sustainability.

The feedback received from the public has been a vital part of the process in creating and shaping the revised designs and the Liverpool Waters masterplan has been updated to reflect this.

Everton stadium

The revised plan also includes the new Everton Football Stadium, which previously wasn’t included in the earlier masterplan. The new plans are set to include additional new welcoming spaces for visitors, as well as designing the surrounding area to visibly complement the new stadium.

Chris Capes, Development Director for Liverpool Waters, said: “We are really grateful to everyone who took the time to share their views on the future of our city’s waterfront. This was a very important part of the process in the future development of Liverpool Waters and the feedback we received was incredibly valuable. The people of Liverpool have contributed, and we have acted on it.

“We have created a new masterplan that is very exciting for the city of Liverpool and everyone who lives and works here. We are looking forward to submitting the revised Liverpool Waters Masterplan to Liverpool City Council in mid-June.”