Public consultation has today begun on the £1bn Paddington Village masterplan, the flagship development within Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.
A draft spatial regeneration framework has been created and approved by the council as Liverpool “seeks to establish a globally attractive, investment-ready business environment and high quality residential neighbourhood close to the city centre”.
The SRF is open to scrutiny from today until 23 December, with a public exhibition being held at Kensington Fields Community Centre on Tuesday 22 November.
Paddington Village comprises 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.