£1.5bn regeneration plans for Liverpool

Artist impression of Kings doc regeneration including an ice rink

Plans costing a total of £1.5bn to regenerate parts of Liverpool have been revealed.

It's claimed the various schemes will bring 12,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs to the city as well as safeguarding a further 3,000.

New projects being developed include:

The next phase in the regeneration of Kings Dock, which will bring an Olympic standard ice rink to the city along with an extreme sports complex, quality restaurants and family homes.

Proposals for the transformation of Lime Street and parts of Mount Pleasant, including a new television and music venue, hotel, cinema, family restaurants, shops and accommodation for mature students.

Lime Street plans

The regeneration update will be presented to the city’s Cabinet today.

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.”

The new plans announced today are in the initial development stages and are expected to progress into firmer plans by the end of 2014 or early 2015, when planning applications will be submitted.