Peel L&P has appointed Liverpool City Council’s Chris Capes as director of development for its £5bn Liverpool Waters project, replacing the outgoing Darran Lawless.
Capes, who joined the council as development team leader in 2019, will take up his position at Peel L&P in June.
He will take over from Lawless who is leaving Peel L&P to join the board of build-to-rent specialist Placefirst after three years as Liverpool Waters lead, as revealed by Place North West in March.
The waterfront regeneration scheme, a 20m sq ft mixed-use development spanning 150 acres of the city’s docklands, comprises Regenda’s 105-apartment Plaza 1821, which is now complete, and the 31-storey Patagonia Place, plans for which were approved last year.
Moda Living’s 34-storey residential tower The Lexington is due to complete later this year, while the new Isle of Man Ferry terminal, which is now on site, is expected to complete in 2022.
Everton FC’s new £500m stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is also located within Liverpool Waters.
Chris Capes said: “The regeneration of the city’s waterfront, in line with the incredible vision for the Liverpool Waters site, is vitally important for the whole region and I look forward to driving its progress.”
James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel L&P, said: “With a range of projects onsite, several in the planning stages, and the recent approval of the new Everton stadium, there has never been a more exciting time to lead the Liverpool Waters team.”