Shedkm and How Planning have been appointed by Liverpool City Council to produce the Spatial Regeneration Framework to guide the future development of Ten Streets.
The SRF for Liverpool’s former North docklands will set out what can be achieved in the district, which the council has earmarked to house a variety of elements such as a revolving theatre, and an athletes’ village if Liverpool’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is successful.
The Ten Streets vision was launched earlier this year, unveiling 10 “big ideas” to regenerate the district between the northern edge of the city centre and the Tobacco warehouse at Stanley Dock.
The council has said that it is keen for the area to become a “creative economy district”, attempting to echo the success of the Baltic Triangle. Harcourt Developments is the city’s development partner on the project, along with Paris-based architectural practice AWP.
Neil Lucas, partner at How Planning, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to create a vibrant new neighbourhood in Liverpool city centre: one that celebrates and builds upon the area’s heritage and unique characteristics, introduces new uses and public realm, and knits together the emerging schemes in the Atlantic Corridor. We look forward to working closely with Liverpool City Council, Harcourt, and other stakeholders in delivering the vision.”
Hazel Rounding, director of Shedkm, said: “Shedkm and How Planning are incredibly excited to be working on leading the vision to shape this area of the city with Liverpool City Council and Harcourt. As regeneration specialists established in Liverpool 20 years ago, Shedkm are particularly keen to work with the historic urban grain of the Ten Streets area to promote a cultural hub as a catalyst for the wider area, whilst establishing a framework for exciting future development and potential game-changing interventions.”
The Ten Streets SRF is due to go out for public consultation later this summer and is set for completion by the end of the year. It will then be adopted as a supplementary planning document, which will assist in the determination of all future planning applications and any potential use of the compulsory purchase orders.
Ten Streets also sits on the boundary of Peel’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme with Stanley Dock, situated less than a mile from Bramley Moore Dock – the proposed home for Everton Football Club’s new stadium. Subject to funding, a planning application on that site is expected early next year.