£5.5bn Liverpool Waters masterplan rethink


A major city regeneration scheme costing £5.5 billion could see revisions following public consultation.  

Liverpool Waters masterplan
Credit: Liverpool Waters and Peel L&P.

Real estate developer Peel L&P is set to revisit its Liverpool Waters masterplan in a series of upcoming events.  


Liverpool Waters is a 30-year vision by Peel L&P to transform the city’s northern docks. 

Extending along the banks of River Mersey, the multi-billion-pound scheme currently has outline planning permission for 20 million sq ft of mixed-use development across 60 hectares. 

One of its more high-profile projects is Everton Football Club’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. 

It is understood several other projects, costing more than £880 million, are also already underway, including residential and the new Isle of Man ferry terminal   

But Peel L&P now feels the scheme should be revisited to reflect newer planning guidance and the ‘way people live, work and socialise’ since its 2013 masterplan. 

Some new additions include more green space, and sustainability and travel measures.  

“Time has moved on, and how we all live, work and socialise has changed since the outline planning was granted by Liverpool City Council (LCC) in 2013. So, we’ve revisited the plan to update it in line with the LCC’s Local Policy Plan and other local plans and national guidance,” it said. 

Central Park, one such green space spanning 1.9 hectares, was just approved in March, supporting delivery of approximately 2,350 homes.  

Other possibilities 

  • New heritage space at Clarence Dock. 
  • New homes, including affordable. 
  • Hotels, hospitality, workspace and retail. 
  • 2.3km riverside walk from Pier Head to Everton Stadium. 
  • Education facilities and health centre. 
  • Public transport routes. 
  • Renewable energy production. 

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