Peel pushes on with plans for Liverpool Waters park
The developer has launched a consultation on its proposals to create a 4.7-acre green space as part of the £5bn waterfront masterplan.
Designed by Planit-IE, Central Park would sit on land south of Collingwood Dock off Jesse Hartley Way within the 150-acre Liverpool Waters regeneration zone.
“Green space has never been so important,” said Chris Capes, Peel L&P’s development director for Liverpool Waters.
“Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes, so it is great to be able to share our proposals and have a conversation about what a new park could mean to the local community.”
Peel L&P’s vision for Central Park is guided by five ideas:
- A place for people – a place that people will want to visit to socialise, play and relax and can be enjoyed in lots of different ways
- A place for nature – the opportunity for wildlife to thrive in different habitats and become a place that brings people and nature together
- A place for learning – where people from all walks of life can come to learn about the site’s heritage, biodiversity and its response to climate change
- A place for sustainability – exploring ways to reuse the site’s existing heritage materials, such as cobbles, in creative and innovative ways to minimise environmental impact and enhance the sense of place
- A place for water – the park aims to bring people closer to water with walks and views along the canal, access points for water sports as well as educating people about the water cycle through the park.
“We really want Central Park to become a destination for everyone and a place where people can visit and relax with their family and friends,” Capes added.
“We know the docks are hugely important to everyone in the city, which is why our design is driven by the regenerative nature of Liverpool’s waterfront to form strong connections between people and nature.”
The park would be the latest phase of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters to come forward.
Other elements of the masterplan already delivered include Moda’s Lexington, a 34-storey BtR tower and the 105-home Plaza 1821.
The Isle of Man Ferry Terminal is under construction, as is Everton’s £500m new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
In March, Peel bought back a plot of land earmarked for a residential scheme known as Patagonia Place. The developer had sold the site to Your Housing Group but has now retaken control of the scheme.
A six-day inquiry to decide whether Romal Capital’s 330-home Central Docks scheme can go ahead will begin on 10 May.