Vision picks BDP to head International Gateway team

Economic development company Liverpool Vision has appointed BDP, King Sturge, Inner City Solutions and Martin Stockley Associates to prepare a Strategic Regeneration Framework to guide the development of Liverpool's International Gateway near the airport to the south of the city.

Vision said the purpose of the SRF is to ensure the coordinated delivery of quality employment-led development. Major employers include Jaguar-Land Rover, drugs giants Eli Lilly and Novartis, the National Bio Manufacturing Centre and Littlewoods Shop Direct.

The quango added: "The area has thrived through high quality private and public sector investment in the past decade, but there are still significant areas capable of contributing to the further growth and success of the area. The framework will also communicate Liverpool's aspirations for the area and will help investors, developers, service providers, stakeholders and the local community maximise the opportunities the gateway offers."

Andrew Teage, planning director of BDP North, said: "We are delighted to continue our involvement in South Liverpool, following the recent completion of our Vision and Community Plan for South Liverpool Housing in Speke, and look forward to working with Liverpool Vision and their partners in delivering this exciting commission. The International Gateway is widely recognised for its regeneration success over the past 15 years and this study will be significant in defining the agenda for the next 15 years and beyond."

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