£1.5bn plans revealed for Liverpool city regeneration

Wirral Globe: Artists' impression of Mount Pleasant. Artists' impression of Mount Pleasant.

A new swathe of regeneration projects for Liverpool valued at £1.5bn has been revealed today, which include an ice rink at Kings Dock and the creation of a music venue, hotel, cinema and shops at Lime Street and Mount Pleasant.

An Olympic standard ice rink, extreme sports complex, restaurants and family housing are proposed for the next phase of the Kings Dock regeneration.

Meanwhile, in the Lime Street and Mount Pleasant area there is set to be a new television and music venue, hotel, cinema, restaurants, shops and accommodation for mature students.

The proposals, which are currently in the initial development stages, have been unveiled by the council and could bring 12,000 construction jobs, 4,000 permanent roles and safeguard a further 3,000.

The plans are to be presented to the city's cabinet today (May 16 2014) as part of a regeneration update.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: "These schemes demonstrate there is a vibrant, exciting future ahead for Liverpool. The projects we are developing for Kings Dock and Lime Street will make the city an even greater place to live, work and invest.

"Crucially though, they will bring thousands of jobs into the city which will ensure we have a sustainable future. I promised our best days are ahead of us, and these key projects are evidence of some of the things we have planned for the future.

"Lime Street has been an area which was forgotten for far too long. It is one of the first things visitors to our city see when they step off the train and I am committed to transforming this into the gateway our world-class city deserves.

"Regenerating the city centre is vital but we are also working hard to deliver transformation across Liverpool as a whole – Great Homer Street, Edge Lane and Anfield are all now seeing significant progress and there will be more to come in the future, with thousands of new and refurbished homes planned city-wide."

Planning applications for the new schemes are set to be submitted by the end of 2014 or early 2015.

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10:50am Fri 16 May 14

Joeblogg85 says...

How come this information is not bring provided by the new a combined Authority. Looks like Mr Anderson is flexing on Mr Davies already. I thought the new Combined Authority was about partnership working. I can see this ending very badly.
How come this information is not bring provided by the new a combined Authority. Looks like Mr Anderson is flexing on Mr Davies already. I thought the new Combined Authority was about partnership working. I can see this ending very badly. Joeblogg85
  • Score: 6

11:30am Fri 16 May 14

WirralAl says...

The combined Authority is now a pointless waste of time. Mr Anderson has made it clear that he will put his name to any scheme and is only interested in his own political gain (Nothing new with all this lot)

I would like to know what's happening with the Wirral Waters project??

Surely it would be great to build large apartments over looking the Liverpool skyline would be much nicer than an apartment in Liverpool overlooking the Wirral and with direct transport links to Liverpool. I just cannot see why they are still bumbling round!!!!

The Birkenhead docks are screaming out for a marina and residential development how many decades will they leave it in the state it is now.

Common Wirral Councillors get this sorted out !!!
The combined Authority is now a pointless waste of time. Mr Anderson has made it clear that he will put his name to any scheme and is only interested in his own political gain (Nothing new with all this lot) I would like to know what's happening with the Wirral Waters project?? Surely it would be great to build large apartments over looking the Liverpool skyline would be much nicer than an apartment in Liverpool overlooking the Wirral and with direct transport links to Liverpool. I just cannot see why they are still bumbling round!!!! The Birkenhead docks are screaming out for a marina and residential development how many decades will they leave it in the state it is now. Common Wirral Councillors get this sorted out !!! WirralAl
  • Score: 6

2:12pm Fri 16 May 14

blockthetunnel says...

"I would like to know what's happening with the Wirral Waters project??"

Well don't expect an answer from Peel or Wirral Council. I fear this has gone down the Swanee along with Anthony McCall's much hyped 'Column' of steam rising vertically from Birkenhead docks.

Peel seem to have removed all mention on their website, and Wirral Council....well....w
e know how open and transparent they are...

Still, if nothing else, we'll come out of all this with some nice new trees!
"I would like to know what's happening with the Wirral Waters project??" Well don't expect an answer from Peel or Wirral Council. I fear this has gone down the Swanee along with Anthony McCall's much hyped 'Column' of steam rising vertically from Birkenhead docks. Peel seem to have removed all mention on their website, and Wirral Council....well....w e know how open and transparent they are... Still, if nothing else, we'll come out of all this with some nice new trees! blockthetunnel
  • Score: 4

2:45pm Fri 16 May 14

JohnON says...

I confess I didn't know what 'Purdah' meant until I looked it up:

Purdah is the pre-election period in the United Kingdom, (...) It also prevents central and local government departments from making announcements about any new or controversial government initiatives (such as modernisation initiatives, administrative and legislative changes) which could be seen to be advantageous to any candidates or parties in the forthcoming election, or which may commit any incoming new administration to policies which it wouldn't support.

"A new swathe of regeneration projects" clearly doesn't include 'modernisation initiatives'
I confess I didn't know what 'Purdah' meant until I looked it up: Purdah is the pre-election period in the United Kingdom, (...) It also prevents central and local government departments from making announcements about any new or controversial government initiatives (such as modernisation initiatives, administrative and legislative changes) which could be seen to be advantageous to any candidates or parties in the forthcoming election, or which may commit any incoming new administration to policies which it wouldn't support. "A new swathe of regeneration projects" clearly doesn't include 'modernisation initiatives' JohnON
  • Score: 6

7:29am Sat 17 May 14

David Scott says...

Hard to see Wirral attracting significant investment while the tunnel tolls continue.
Hard to see Wirral attracting significant investment while the tunnel tolls continue. David Scott
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Sat 17 May 14

Carehaul says...

Wirral born, moved away as a kid. Cam back two years ago and thought , bloody hell, look at Liverpool waterfront. Looked at wirral , thought bloody hell, but in a much unhappier way. North end gone ( families make an area, not councils etc ) tribe Anson came from the north end, the whole place is on it's ar.?e . Docks filled in, streets gone etc. great, but hurry up and build on the bloody things. Wirral not only needs this but it desperately needs the jobs that come with it.
Wirral born, moved away as a kid. Cam back two years ago and thought , bloody hell, look at Liverpool waterfront. Looked at wirral , thought bloody hell, but in a much unhappier way. North end gone ( families make an area, not councils etc ) tribe Anson came from the north end, the whole place is on it's ar.?e . Docks filled in, streets gone etc. great, but hurry up and build on the bloody things. Wirral not only needs this but it desperately needs the jobs that come with it. Carehaul
  • Score: 4

8:56pm Thu 22 May 14

keen gardener says...

Quote: "Crucially though, they will bring thousands of jobs into the city which will ensure we have a sustainable future."

The above is extremely doubtful....no other comment!
Quote: "Crucially though, they will bring thousands of jobs into the city which will ensure we have a sustainable future." The above is extremely doubtful....no other comment! keen gardener
  • Score: 0

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