The transformation of over 100 acres of former Liverpool docklands into a “creativity district” could be about to take a step closer.
A report will be discussed by Liverpool City Council’s cabinet today (29 September) seeking approval for the draft Ten Streets Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to go out to public consultation.
The document sets out a planning framework and key principles to shape development on the 125-acre site – at the heart of which lies the Ten Streets creativity district.
The SRF presents a vision, illustrative masterplan, and a set of design and development principles to guide the future development of the wider site over the next 15 – 20 years.
A six-week long public consultation is expected to begin in early October, and following feedback, it’s anticipated the final SRF will return to the cabinet in December for approval and formal adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “Ten Streets is a long term project but we need to get the right foundations in place so can deliver something unique in the UK. This new framework document will no doubt be of huge interest to everyone who wants to see the transformation of this part of north Liverpool and the public consultation will be critical to shaping its direction.”
The Ten Streets vision, launched earlier this year, includes plans to regenerate the northern edge of the city centre and the landmark Tobacco warehouse at Stanley Dock.
The proposed creativity district has the potential for up to 1 million sq ft of development including a major performance space with the UK’s first revolving auditorium alongside apartments and space for start-up businesses.