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Planning Consent Granted for £15m Liverpool Dock Project

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    Waterfront Transformation Project Set to Continue in 2024

    Planning consent has been secured for a £15 million project set to transform Canning Dock on the Liverpool Waterfront. According to National Museums Liverpool (NML), the authority behind the project, it will turn the area into a space for ‘education, contemplation and recreation’.

    The plan will enable the public to access the south dry dock for the first time. £10 million of the funds for the Canning Dock project comes from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund.

    This is one part of the Waterfront Transformation Project that will see £58 million of investment poured into the iconic Liverpool docks and pier. Apart from the Canning Dock project, another development will renew the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, extending the International Slavery Museum into this area and adding a front door.

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      How Will Canning Dock Be Transformed?

      The designs show that the plan includes building a new stop wall behind the timber gates and a staircase and lift to allow visitors to enter the historic site. A twin-lever footbridge will link the Canning quayside to the Royal Albert Dock. This pedestrian bridge will improve connectivity between the International Slavery Museum, Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool and other waterfront sites.

      The surrounding area will be spruced up with level pathways, an open-air events space and various enhancements to items around the quayside.

      Designs for the project were led by architects Asif Khan Studio and artist Theaster Gates. They say this multi-use development will become a destination site, drawing upon voices across Liverpool and its historic global footprint.

      Liz Stewart, head of the Museum of Liverpool, said: “This is such a transformational project – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Working with local community arts organisations, we have a unique chance to really enhance people’s experience of this space.”

      Construction work at Canning Dock is slated to start in autumn 2024.

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      Demand Grows for Liverpool Waterfront Properties

      Luxury property investments close to the Liverpool waterfront are growing in popularity as the area undergoes extensive regeneration, such as the Canning Dock project and the overall Waterfront Transformation Project.

      This includes the north Liverpool docks, a district recently identified as the best place to invest in property in the UK by The Times. The expanding business district is home to exciting residential developments such as The Gateway in Liverpool, set to change the cityscape dramatically.

      This also goes for the Baltic Triangle area, a flagship regeneration zone called the UK’s “coolest neighbourhood” by TimeOut. Maritime View is an upcoming residential apartment building located less than 200m from the Liverpool Waterfront and offering unrivalled views of the Royal Albert Dock.

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      Jessica is a property content writer at RWinvest. Keeping a close eye on the UK property market, Jessica helps our readers stay informed and up to date on the latest market news and statistics.