The Liverpool Waters project, managed by Peel Land and Property, is going to quite literally change the face of Liverpool – with an estimated value of £5 billion, it is the single largest development opportunity in the city and will bring a host of residential, business and leisure spaces to the waterfront area.
It’s an incredibly exciting time for the project, and with announcements coming out thick and fast, we thought we’d highlight some of the biggest headlines and our favourite pieces of work over the last year.
Here we go…
Work begins on Plaza 1821
A ground-breaking ceremony at the start of 2018 kicked started the development of Plaza 1821, a £21 million, sixteen-storey residential tower which will house 105 one and two bedroom apartments, as well as a dedicated amenity space on the ground floor.
The commencement of this work signifies a huge step forward for the project, and is the first time a shovel has hit the ground since Peel unveiled its vison for the 60-hectre site (that’s big!) over ten years ago.
The Current launches
With so much going on with the project, sometimes you need just one place to get your Liverpool Waters fix. That’s where The Current comes in.
We worked with the Liverpool Waters team to create this quarterly print newspaper, which not only includes all the latest updates, but also delves deeper into the project and gives you an introduction to some of the members of the Liverpool Waters team.
There’s lots of interesting stories in the publication teamed with some of the best images of the past 12 months and with a whole host of interesting stats and figures included, there’s something in The Current for everyone to enjoy.
Drop in at one of the locations near the waterfront to pick up a copy, or for the more digitally-savvy amongst us, read the latest issue online.
Everton announces move to the waterfront
Whether you’re a ‘blue’, a ‘red’ or something different all together, we can all celebrate the fantastic news that Everton Stadium Development Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Everton Football Club) has formally committed to lease land at Bramley Moore Dock from Peel to build their new stadium.
This is really great news – not only will Everton FC have a prime location on the waterfront to hold their matches, those attending the games will have plenty of options for a bite to eat or something to drink in one of the many planned leisure spaces, all against the backdrop of the stunning waterfront. It’s a win-win!
Peel wins top award for community achievements
The company behind the Liverpool Waters project, The Peel Group, was awarded the Responsible Business of the Year award at the Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce awards for their innovative programme of engagement which aims to deliver on-going social, economic and health and wellbeing benefits to local communities.
At the awards, Peel were commended for the time and energy the entire company has put into local charities and social organisations, including the 250+ hours the team have volunteered to causes like Armed Forces Day, the International Festival of Business, Sound City and much, much more.
Creating a stir online
The Liverpool Waters website, which was hand-crafted by Agent with love and affection, is one of the best ways to learn more about the project and all of the exciting announcements coming out about the upcoming developments. We love the way it looks and functions, and the stats are telling us that there’s plenty of people out there who also enjoy visiting the website!
Since it was launched in October 2017, there’s been over 22,000 visits to the website. This huge number of visits clearly demonstrates just how exciting the Liverpool Waters project is, as well as the demand for news and updates from those who are interested in the project.
On the website, you’ll also find ‘Discover what makes a place’, the animation created by our very own creative team, which highlights the vision of the project and the variety of ways Liverpool Waters will serve Liverpool and those who live and work here.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the site yet, now’s your chance! Head on over to liverpoolwaters.co.uk and see what you’ve been missing out on.