£2 billion flagship regeneration scheme
2.5 million sq ft of new development space
Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) approved
Potential to create7,000 jobs over the coming decade
With over £1.2 billion having been invested in the Knowledge Quarter since 2012, and a further £1.8 billion either currently on site or proposed, Upper Central is to play a major role in providing space for new facilities and businesses that will include educational uses, leisure, public exhibition space, offices, digital and creative industries, medical research institutions, hotels, residential and student accommodation.
Recent investment in Upper Central has seen completions of the £39 million Lime Street Gateway project that includes a 101 bedroomed Premier Inn Hotel alongside a 412 bedroom student accommodation block and ground level retail/leisure/commercial units
Liverpool City Council produced a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) in 2019. They will shortly be commissioning consultants to undertake a review of the SRF and produce a masterplan identifying key development opportunities due for completion by early 2024.
Upper Central will attract investment and become a magnet for the digital, tech and creative sectors with the aim of achieving three key goals:
– A vibrant new city centre district that can accommodate a mix of uses that blurs the boundaries between surrounding districts, with 2.5m sq ft of new development opportunities and up to 7,000 new jobs.
A new sustainable, walkable and recognisable gateway location within the city, promoting pedestrian movement, permeability, increased dwell time and a positive first impression to millions of residents and visitors arriving into the city centre at Lime Street or Central stations.
An exemplary mix of modern design and iconic historic buildings set within high quality public realm that creates a sense of place, distinctly Liverpudlian and attractive to residents, visitors occupiers and investors.
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Liverpool city centre’s newly branded ‘Upper Central’ district could witness the creation of 7,000 new jobs
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