‘Central Park’ would sit south of Collingwood Dock at Liverpool Waters

A new public park is in the pipeline as part of the next stage of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters development. Spanning 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres), ‘Central Park’ will sit south of Collingwood Dock. Bringing direct access to parts of the canal and central docks, Peel says it will include a variety of features bringing people together to learn, play and socialise while getting closer to nature. 

It is great to be able to share our proposals and have a conversation about what a new park could mean.

The proposals for Central Park are the next phase of Liverpool Waters, a plan to transform 60 hectares of former dockland along the River Mersey into mixed use neighbourhoods. It follows investments across the Peel L&P portfolio, including Wirral Waters, where a new pocket park was completed recently and the creation of wildflower meadows within the MediaCity gardens at Salford Quays.

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Map of Liverpool Waters shows the location of the park Image: PR

Peel L&P owns and manages 12 million sq ft of property and 20,000 acres of land and water across the UK, with a total portfolio value of over £2.5 billion.

Chris Capes, Peel L&P’s development director for Liverpool Waters, said: “Green space has never been so important. Not only for our physical and mental health and wellbeing but also as a way of absorbing air pollution. Being able to create a new large public park at the heart of the city in an urban environment is really exciting.

“It’s fantastic to have reached this next stage in our journey. Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes, so it is great to be able to share our proposals and have a conversation about what a new park could mean to the local community.”

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The MediaCity gardens at Salford Quays Image: PR

Chris added: “We really want Central Park to become a destination for everyone and a place where people can visit and relax with their family and friends.

“We know the docks are hugely important to everyone in the city, which is why our design is driven by the regenerative nature of Liverpool’s waterfront to form strong connections between people and nature. And we are really keen to have a conversation to find out what people like to see in parks and how they use them.”

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Artist's impression of the new 'Central Park' Image: PR

From walking to watersports, the Peel L&P team behind the proposal are now inviting people to tell them what they would like to see in the new park and how they might use it. 

Two informal drop-in sessions are being held on Thursday 12 May, 4pm – 7pm, at Ten Streets Social, 8 Regent Rd, Liverpool, L3 7BX and Monday 16 May 4pm – 7pm, Silvestrian Suites, Silvester Street, Liverpool L5 8SE.

You can also submit comments via the Liverpool Waters website. 

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