Liverpool Waters

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Liverpool Waters
Location Liverpool, England
Coordinates 53°24′58″N 3°00′07″W / 53.416°N 3.002°W / 53.416; -3.002Coordinates: 53°24′58″N 3°00′07″W / 53.416°N 3.002°W / 53.416; -3.002
Developer The Peel Group
Website PeelWaters.co.uk

Liverpool Waters is a large scale £5.5bn development that has been proposed by the Peel Group in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The development will make use of a series of presently derelict dock spaces at Central Docks, with much of the docks in a World Heritage Site. This is an area north of Liverpool's historic Pier Head.[1] It is a sister programme of the Wirral Waters project.

The development[edit]

Computer generated image of the Liverpool Waters including the 50-storey Shanghai Tower

The development is planned to create at least 17,000 full-time jobs and 21m sq ft of new commercial and residential floor space including 23,000 apartments and four hotels. The tallest towers are proposed to be over 50 storeys high.[1]

It is split into four sectors:[2]

The developers have stated that the project may take 50 years before it is finished. The proposals are presently at the planning stage and are subject to public acceptance.[3] The planning applications were submitted by the developers on October 4, 2010.[4] As of March 2012, Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to the Liverpool Waters scheme as a whole.[5] English Heritage has formally objected to the plans and UNESCO has expressed concern, placing Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City on its List of World Heritage in Danger in 2012.[6] The proposal was referred to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to assess whether to hold a public inquiry.[7] Pickles' decision not to call a public inquiry, announced in March 2013, means that the project can go ahead regardless, although its unclear what or when the next steps are or will be taken.

Transport links[edit]

A monorail to link the area to Liverpool's city centre, with the potential to connect to the John Lennon Airport has been proposed.[1]

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