Planit-IE is leading on the design of the park. Credit: via IfWeRanTheZoo

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. 

The park would span almost five acres. Credit: via consultation documents

“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. 

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More flannel from Peel ? we want to see some impressive buildings and not just a park, where is Patagonia Place they said they would soon make an announcement.
The Everton stadium was never part of the original plan, nor was the IOM ferry terminal but these have turned out to be face-savers for Peel.
The Romal inquiry is going to be a pivotal moment for Peel as they don`t seem to have any other development pending.

By Anonymous

Liverpool City downtrodden Council will block it

By Anonymous

This is the best thing that could ever happen for Liverpool.
Without a doubt the build it brigade will be disappointed more concrete and glass isn’t going up. Some of them who sit comfortably in their London apartments and believe they know what is best for Liverpool.

By Bixteth boy

Could you build the office blocks first? And the fall towers to improve quality, jobs, and actual value of land in the city centre that you promised???

By Anonymous

Good idea to attract investment and I hope it does but read this article in the Liverpool Retro, “controversial” park for docks local anti park brigade promise to demonstrate. “aren’t there enough trees and grass round here” said one local councillor. A resident’s group from Nimby Street are quoted as saying ” this will bring crowded airways with birds and insects flying around all day, taking our perches and eating our worms”. LCC, said they are opposed to it because “it is not in their LDP and anyway they didn’t think of it, so it shouldn’t happen and any businesses are not welcome to take advantage of it because we oppose anything which lifts the economy of LCC, because we want everyone to suffer, so we can save them from the wicked government”

By Save our City

They’ll get the permission and still be talking about building it in 6 years.

By oscar

Completion 3056

By Anonymous

Much need Green Space, the sooner the better..

By Richard Goodwin

“the best thing that could happen to Liverpool” don`t make me laugh, I`d welcome a park but we need impressive buildings and amenities , both high-rise and medium-rise, we need new blood in this city and better paid jobs, some people just want us to dumb-down and never move from their rigid position, and these people are so hard line they would disagree with any moderate political party that was in power.

By Anonymous

If you want to prevent compulsory purchase, whilst simultaneously blighting everyone else’s rival development plans, thus maintaining the hope value on your balance sheet, keep the consultations and new plans rolling!

By Anonymous

Anyone remember the International Garden Festival site. We are going round in ever decreasing circles. All smoke and mirrors

By George

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