Liverpool FC's stadium expansion part of wider £1.5 billion development plans
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Liverpool currently has £1.5 billion worth of developments in the pipeline - work that is expected to deliver 12,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs, as well as safeguarding a further 3,000.
Part of the vast sum is made up by the £260 million planned regeneration of the Anfield area - including plans to expand Premier League side Liverpool FC's stadium.
Other large projects in the city include:
• The next phase in the regeneration of Kings Dock, which will deliver an Olympic standard ice rink along with an extreme sports complex, restaurants and family homes.
• Proposals for the transformation of Lime Street and parts of Mount Pleasant, which will deliver a new television and music venue, hotel, cinema, family restaurants, shops and accommodation for mature students.
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 – Greater 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.”