Liverpool Festival Gardens Artists Impression
Artist's impression of public realm proposed in Festival Gardens

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

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Why is there always people with balloons in these renders, and what’s with all the pointing?

By Mike

No old people, no poor people, no disabled people, no scallies, scroats, fatties, junkies, imbeciles, derelicts, malcontents, or miserable grim faced stressed out workaday drones, and shaven headed beer monsters waddling along in nylon “sportswear”. Just happy shiny young designer snowflake types, supping designer coffee in a blue clear sunny sky without a care in their wonderful hip Googley world. In short, its drawn by these very sort of people who think the world is actually like them. You know…..Morons.

By A Nonny Mouse

Personally, I love the helicopter

By Zayne

Is the restaurant open or closed, that’s the question here?

By Man on bicycle

Nanny Mouse is very right. There don’t seem to be any cars either except for a camper van thing which I suppose is supposed to be hip. All looks awful to me and not what I expected would be done with it. It seems a bit like Liverpool One but you live in it? Not as green as I had imagined.

By Mary Smiley

Looks pretty neat to me , can’t really judge by this photo?
i have seen the original plans and they are impressive with huge amounts of green space and new ferry terminal.

By Livercool

If you look close enough, I believe you will see some diversity there,not a lot but a start.

By Man on bicycle

Where is the front cover of Sergeant Peppers? It must be there somewhere.

By Elephant

I hope those Eames chairs are bolted down, otherwise they will be nicked by the hipsters, let alone any scallies that can get through security.

By Gene Walker

@Gene Walker : your getting confused Gene this development is in Liverpool Not manchester !!!!!

By Shane

Quoting …..@Gene Walker : your ( sic) – (you’re) getting confused Gene this development is in Liverpool Not manchester !!!!!

..clearly…hence the presence of a Police helicopter then.

By Anonymous

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