Liverpool Waters

Liverpool , UK
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Key Facts

Liverpool Waters is one of the largest planning applications in the UK and involves the regeneration of a 60 hectare dockland site.

Client: Mersey Docks & Harbour Company.

Area: 60 ha.

Completed: Ongoing development on a plot-by-plot basis.

Cost: Investment to date: £11 million. Future investment: £5.5 billion.

Includes: 3,700,000m2 total area consisting of 9,000 apartments, offices, local retailing and community uses.

Planning: By far one of the largest planning applications in the UK. 1.7 million m2 of approved planning permission granted.

Employment: The development is planned to create at least 17,000 full-time jobs.

Project Info

The scale of the development and its ambitious long-term vision makes Liverpool Waters one of the most important waterfront regeneration and investment opportunities in Europe.

The vision is to create a world-class high-quality, mixed-use waterfront development of residential, commercial and leisure space in central Liverpool that will allow for substantial growth of the city's economy.  

In March 2012 the local council granted outline planning consent for the scheme, unanimously backing this significant project. 

The gravity of adding Liverpool Waters to the city’s existing waterfront offer will see Liverpool competing with the likes of Hamburg, Boston, Toronto and Barcelona in terms of the scale and diversity of its waterfront offer and associated economy. 

Chapman Taylor undertook the overall masterplanning for this ground breaking project.