MIPIM | Peel brings Central Docks plots to market

Peel has progressed plans for the Central Docks element of Liverpool Waters, releasing the first images of this key part of the £5bn project to regenerate 150 acres of docklands, and is marketing eight plots within Central Docks for investor-led development.

Details of the sizes of the plots and types of development for each have been kept deliberately flexible. Peel director Lindsey Ashworth said the developer “likes to offer freedom of design” on its large estate along the banks of the Mersey. A public space at the heart of Central Docks will be called Central Park. High-rise residential features in the designs as well as event space – music festival Sound City has been held there for several years – and extensive offices.

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017

Central Docks will feature more than 2m sq ft of mixed use floorspace including 750,000 sq ft of offices, more than 1,000 waterfront apartments in buildings of up to 44 storeys, and a 17-acre public park.

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017 Princes Dock Waterfront

Lindsey Ashworth, director of development of Liverpool Waters, said: “It’s no surprise that this latest phase of the project has already generated interest from investors and developers.

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017

“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.”

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017 Central Docks Park

Although the masterplan for Liverpool Waters was announced 10 years ago, progress has so far concentrated on the Princes Dock area, with a series of schemes currently making their way forward. By the end of 2017, the team at Liverpool Waters are expecting to see over £300m of construction work on site.

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017 Central Docks 8 Plots

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.”

Liverpool Waters MIPIM 2017 Central Docks Park 2

CBRE and GVA advise Peel on Liverpool Waters.

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Good images, now all we need is good intent from developers, we were hoping for something more definite or specific, at least it’s some movement of a sort I suppose.

By Man on bicycle

Work to commence this year ,fantastic

By Kevin

This is rather underwhelming for a project that has so much potential, I know these are mainly apartments, but it just looks like a soulless, cheap, business district type proposal (Zuidas, Amsterdam comes to mind).

By Tofu

I’d disagree Tofu, much better than what currently exists there. The issue is that we’ll never get buildings with real soul again because it’s not economic in this region.

By Jk

You’re judging a development on illustrations, developers who buy the plots come in and design the buildings, claiming it’s soulless has no basis in reality.

By John.

@Tofu it’s called the 21st century , Looks nothing like Amsterdam maybe you should travel there one day to see for yourself

By Kevin

@Kevin, I was there recently, looks exactly like the Zuidas BD, dull, drab, lifeless… I could go on

By Tofu

I think the idea is to make the area, mixed multi-use; and with the Commenwealth Games bid (2026) there will be a stadium too; 2022 is more likely to go to Melbourne or Canada. Something like five or six multi-storey buildings will start around Princes Dock and Leeds Street this year. Not a bad start. Dont forget, this is a long term plan and includes Birkenhead too.

By Anonymous

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