14 May 2010
Expert planning consultants from award-winning consultancy, WYG hold the key to unlock the first phase of the massive Liverpool Waters development which is currently being exhibited at the World Expo in Shanghai.
The consultants are putting together the outline planning application, including the proposed ‘Shanghai Tower’, which will be the first phase of the £5.5billion Liverpool Waters project.
Liverpool Waters will see the development of over 60 hectares of historic derelict docks fronting onto the River Mersey into a thriving commercial led mixed use scheme that will foster an expansion of Liverpool’s city centre. The development aims to echo the famous Shanghai bund, incorporating new sustainable development with Liverpool’s cultural heritage.
WYG will also provide environmental, retail, visual, planning, acoustic and drainage advice to Peel Holdings, who is the company behind the Liverpool Waters project.
Liverpool is the only UK city to have its own pavilion at the World Expo which is currently underway in Shanghai, China. The worlds largest ever Expo is expected to attract over 70 million visitors over the next six months and is expected to bring strong economic benefits to both Liverpool and the North West region.
Paul Grover, Regional Director, WYG Planning & Design said: “The World Expo in Shanghai represents a once in a life time opportunity to promote Liverpool and the Liverpool Waters project on the World Stage. It is for this reason that we are proud sponsors of the Liverpool Pavilion. Through its support of the Liverpool Waters project the city will be sending a clear message that Liverpool is a city with the drive to work with its heritage to secure its economic future.”
Liverpool is using its major cultural jewels to put on a show to entice Expo visitors to learn more about the city’s story. The Liverpool Pavilion combines a video greeting from Sir Paul McCartney, football, maritime and a 3D movie featuring a Chinese Dragon flying together with an animated Liver-Bird over the city. As well as focusing on its cultural jewels Liverpool, a previous holder of the European City of Culture, will be selling the story of its future including the proposals to transform derelict docklands to the north of the city known as Liverpool Waters.
Peel Holdings is currently in Shanghai to forge relationships to deliver projects across the North West including Liverpool Waters.
To view further details on a recent visit John Prescott made to Liverpool Pavilion click here.
Photograph: Bringing people together through interactive and immersive games at Liverpool’s Shanghai Pavilion.