Liverpool is on track to complete regeneration projects together valued at more than £1bn for the fifth consecutive year.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson revealed at the city’s first Regenerating Liverpool Summit that 2019 is set to match the previous four years, with more than £1.4bn in construction schemes scheduled to complete in 2018.
Anderson told an audience of more than 100 business leaders that the city had entered an “unprecedented era of growth” with £14bn of projects either on site or in the pipeline, with the potential to create 28,000 jobs.
Lindsey Ashworth, development director at Liverpool Waters, gave an update on latest masterplan at Central Docks, and the summit also heard about Everton’s intentions to redevelop Goodison Park after the club’s proposed move to Bramley Moore Dock.
Anderson said: “From Liverpool Waters to Ten Streets, the Knowledge Quarter to the Fabric District there has never been more activity across so many different sectors which is remarkable when you set that against a decade of economic uncertainty.
“Liverpool City Council’s Regeneration department has worked tirelessly to stimulate investment such as at Paddington Village and the new housing company and we have some fantastic public and private sector partners who are helping to ensure the city builds on the successes of recent years.
“Liverpool heads to MIPIM next week full of confidence with some amazing schemes that I’ve no doubt will attract international interest and further fuel this growth.”