Festival Gardens and Knowledge Quarter consultations end Friday
The public consultations for two major redevelopments proposed in Liverpool are due to end at 5pm on Friday 23 December.
At Festival Gardens, Liverpool City Council has created a draft masterplan, which aims to create a “cultural garden suburb” that would also transform the site into a major visitor and cultural destination.
Previous owner Langtree gained outline planning permission until 2022 for 1,380 residential units on the 90-acre site. But the local authority, advised by K2 Architects, is considering increasing this to 3,000 units.
Liverpool City Council bought the site from Langtree, since renamed Network Space, last year.
The development of the 90-acre site will be focused on the northern and central parts with a re-modelled waterfront.
The council said it has had 109 responses to the consultation so far. To take part, visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/festivalgardens.
Meanwhile, the end of an eight-week consultation is nearing for the £1bn Paddington Village consultation, the flagship development within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
A draft spatial regeneration framework “seeks to establish a globally attractive, investment-ready business environment and high quality residential neighbourhood close to the city centre”.
Paddington Village divides into three zones within a 30-acre site. The first phase, the 11-acre Paddington Central, sits at the scheme’s heart and will feature tall buildings, intended to complement the neighbouring university.
Occupiers have already been secured for this element in the form of the Royal College of Physicians, for a northern centre of excellence, and Liverpool International College, which will build a 45,000 sq ft “live-learn” facility.
The second phase, Paddington South, will feature medium-to-high density development and will be largely residential and education-focused, with green space. Phase three, Paddington North, will be predominantly residential, fronting Kensington Fields.
To respond to the consultation, visit http://liverpool.gov.uk/paddington