Key Projects in Inner Liverpool - Liverpool City Region
The £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters project is part of the Mersey Waters scheme that is
investing over £10 billion into the waterfront on the East and West banks of the River Mersey,
furthermore, Mersey Waters is also part of a master plan for the whole of the
North West of England, dubbed the Atlantic Gateway.
The Atlantic Gateway is one of the most expensive and expansive development projects in the history of the United Kingdom. The grand vision for the North West is one of immense scale, focusing on the two major city regions of both Liverpool and Manchester. The two powerhouses of Northern England collaborating together, may finally strike a balance in the financial forces of the North-South divide.
The scale of investment in the Liverpool City Region is unprecedented, with major investment pumped into the area, including the Liverpool Superport, the Mersey Gateway, the Mersey Multimodal Gateway, Wirral Waters and of course Liverpool Waters.
There are also currently billions of pounds worth of investment earmarked for other parts of the city centre and the extended city region.
The Liverpool Waters development is planned to create almost 20,000 full-time jobs and 21 million square feet of new commercial and residential floor-space, including 23,000 apartments and four hotels.
Some of the most significant skyscrapers are expected to be over 50 storeys high, with Shanghai Tower being the biggest of them all. Named in honour of the sister city of Liverpool, at over 200 metres tall, Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in the United Kingdom outside of London.
The £5.5 billion regeneration of the derelict docklands in the Liverpool Waters venture will revitalise the whole area, boosting the local economy for countless years to come and regain for the city, the title of 'The New York of Europe' once again.
Liverpool One is a £1 billion investment centred around the Paradise Street area of Liverpool.
The hugely successful project was completed in time for Liverpool's European
Capital of Culture year in 2008.
Liverpool One generates an annual footfall of over 26 million people,
making the new look shopping quarter in the city centre one of the top five most
popular retail destinations in the UK.
The major development was designed by over 20 different architects and has completely redeveloped 42 acres of the city centre, including over 100 Shops, 2 New Hotels, 600 New Apartments, 24 Cafes, Restaurants, Bars, a 5 acre Car Park and a 14-screen Cinema Complex. The icing on the cake for the premier shopping and tourist destination is the magnificent Chavasse Park, a sensational centrepiece for the grand design.
Major shop names in Liverpool One include Adidas, Anne Summers, Apple, Argos, Boss, Debenhams, Disney, Fred Perry, Gap, Harvey Nichols, Hollister, H Samuel, HMV, Jack Jones, John Lewis, Lego, Miss Selfridge, New Look, Nike, Pandora, Samsung, Superdry, Ted Baker, The North Face, Topman, Topshop, Waterstones, Zara, Everton FC Store, Liverpool FC Store and much, much more! The massive billion pound project also seen BBC Radio Merseyside and the Hilton by Liverpool Hotel move into the area.
Liverpool One is the 'Largest Open Air Shopping Centre in the United Kingdom'.
The £160 million Central Village development is being built above the United Kingdom's
second busiest underground station outside of London, with as many as 20 million passengers passing
through the station each year.
At the start of the project, Central Station,
which connects directly to the Central Village plaza,
underwent a major £20 million makeover.
The whole Central Village project consists of a renovation of the Lewis's store, 2 Residential Skyscrapers, 75,000 square feet of new Office Space and new Retail Outlets, including a Nightclub, a Casino, a Hotel, Bars, Food Outlets and an impressive waterside Boardwalk. The Central Village is a premier development for the area, providing a city centre oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping district.
New plans are afoot to completely transform the core of the oldest Chinese community in Europe,
helping to re-establish a resident Chinese population and breath new life into the area.
The £200 million development, referred to as 'New Chinatown',
will include a Chinese-themed retail area creating up to 1,000 new jobs and 800 residential homes.
Liverpool's Chinese community started when the first ship arrived directly from China in 1834, trading goods such as silk and cotton. In the 1850s, the community flourished as Alfred Holt and Company employed a large number of Chinese seamen while establishing the Blue Funnel Shipping Line.
Ever since, Liverpool has had strong links with its twin city Shanghai and Hong Kong. The current Chinese population in Liverpool's Chinatown is relatively smaller than it was during the middle of the 20th century, however, there are still an estimated 35,000 people in the city with direct links to the new global super power. That figure can not be underestimated and the new development in the Chinatown district is seen as a catalyst for further developments in the future.
The Baltic Triangle
The Baltic Triangle is in the midst of large-scale regeneration which will
massively improve the whole southern part of Liverpool's city centre.
Amongst the new plans for Liverpool's creative quarter include impressive
new skyscrapers and a renovation of the old derelict Heaps Mill.
The whole development of the Baltic Triangle is expected to bring thousands of new apartments to the area, new retail space and leisure facilities. Together with other exciting developments less than a stones throw away, the whole Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool's city centre will be an impressive site. Developments like 'The Quarter' on the corner of Sefton Street and Parliament Street, which is a new 22 and 9 storey block complex, the new Liverpool Exhibition Centre at the King's Dock, New Chinatown and the £150m Cain's Brewery Village, this part of inner city Liverpool is well and truelly being brought into the 21st century.
The £140 million Project Jennifer will regenerate the Great Homer Street area of Everton.
The scheme will consist of a new Centre for the Everton District, Almost 500 New Homes,
a Health Centre, Improved Access to Everton Park, 900 Free Parking Spaces,
a Petrol Station, an Open Market, Market Hall, Other Retail Units
and a new flagship Superstore by Sainsbury's.
The development is expected to create around 1,000 jobs for the area and
is a key part in the regeneration of the whole Everton district.
There is a large amount of local support for the project and dispite a long consultation period, the vital development of the Great Homer Street area is on course to be complete by 2017.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
The incredible new £237 million Alder Hey Children's Hospital is Europe's only children's
hospital built entirely in a park.
The new hospital has operating theatres almost four times the size of the old hospital, with more space around the beds for parents to be with their children.
The staggeringly beautiful design was inspired by children, providing play areas, natural light and breath-taking views of the stunning park.
Alder Hey listened carefully to the shared vision that children and their families had for the the new hospital, with one of the biggest NHS public consultations of all time. All of the concerns were taken into consideration and helped to create the world class children's hospital. There was however, one particular drawing by 15-year-old Eleanor Brogan, which left a lasting impression on the architects entrusted with the design for the new facility.
The whole development has been extremely well received, earning a Gold Award for the multinational construction company Laing O'Rourke Construction North Ltd, at the 2015 Considerate Constructors Scheme's National Site Awards.
Royal Liverpool Hospital
The new state-of-art £335 million Royal Liverpool University Hospital is set to
be the largest hospital in the country, providing the most advanced treatment available for patients.
The 12 storey high facility will include 18 theatre rooms, 23 wards and nearly 650 individual en-suite bedrooms.
The new world class hospital is part of a £429m investment for the site, with the old hospital being demolished once the new one is complete, making way for a new bio-campus creating almost 5,000 high tech jobs in scientific research. The construction of the new multi-million pound hospital has created 750 new jobs and almost 100 apprenticeships, which will have a long-lasting affect on the local workforce and economy.
The ambitious plans will provide the highest levels of care, comfort, privacy and dignity for patients, whilst helping to grow the Biosciences sector in the city region.
Edge Lane Regeneration
The Edge Lane Regeneration Project is a major investment for the eastern corridor into the
city centre, bringing an additional 1,500 new jobs to the area.
The retail park alone is an estimated £200 million development adding
new businesses, retail units, restaurants and a cinema.
The wider project is providing better access to the city centre,
with new homes, almost 200 new street lights,
over 200 new trees, over 10,000 metres of granite kerbs and
over 25,000 squared metres of paving along the main road.
The eastern corridor has always been a hotspot for traffic jams in and out of the city. The development has seen a new road layout and extended lane sizes to combat the traffic issues that have blighted the area for so long.
The Wavertree Technology Park has also seen major investment over recent years, with new developments at the Liverpool Innovation Park and the former Littlewoods building at the heart of the scheme.
The overall development will have a lasting impression on new visitors to Liverpool, as soon as they pass under the Queens Drive flyover, with its improved visual cladding and lighting, they'll be greeted with a new contemporary view of the city that will continue right the way up the eastern corridor and into the glorious city we call home.