Residents and businesses are being asked to play their part in shaping a £260 million (approx. €306 million) regeneration plan which will breathe new life into north Liverpool.
A consortium led by Liverpool City Council with the support of Your Housing Group, Liverpool Football Club and other partners including Keepmoat Ltd has unveiled proposals to transform the Anfield area of the city close to and around the stadium.
They now want members of the public, especially those living and working in the affected areas, to help them refine the proposals and to provide valuable feedback.
The ideas and concepts include new housing, shopping facilities, public space, office buildings, a hotel and the creation of a major new pedestrian-friendly avenue and public square.
There is also a proposal to complete the restoration of Stanley Park and to build a food hub at its center which would offer food retail units, production and training facilities.
As part of the scheme, Liverpool Football Club has stated its preference is to expand its stadium subject to detailed commercial and social feasibility studies and the community and home owners’ support.
Altogether, the proposals could amount to some £260 million (approx. €306 million) and create 700 long-term jobs in one of the most deprived areas the city.
They follow dramatic improvements which have already been made. These include over £40m of new housing, the restoration of Stanley park including the Isla Gladstone conservatory and the construction of the new Four Oaks Primary School and Mere Lane Health Centre.
The proposals are designed to accelerate the improvements already made and to create the right environment for economic development, employment growth and personal wellbeing.
Source: The Anfield Project