Major Project

Festival Gardens Site


The former International Festival Gardens site, which opened in 1984 and closed in 1996, is situated in South Liverpool on the bank of the river, 3 miles from the city centre. It offers an opportunity of national significance.

The site comprises the publicly owned accessible gardens known as Festival Gardens (approx 25 acres), the Southern Grasslands (approx 47 acres) and the development zone (28 acres) which benefits from a planning consent for 1,308 apartments and 66 town houses which has until 2022 to expire.

Liverpool City Council is working with developers ION and Midia, who have formed a joint venture company, to develop a detailed masterplan for the development zone including residential, remediation, funding, public consultation and planning / highways strategies.

The site has attracted a £9.9m boost from Homes England and site investigations are currently underway to inform a remediation strategy and planning application for the site to create 1,500 eco-friendly homes.

A new waterside residential community

Quick facts

  • Site area
    40 hectares / 100 acres
  • Developer
    IMGF Developments Ltd
  • Suitable uses
    Residential, Public Space.
  • Value
    £150 million to £400 million
  • Timescale
  • Project manager

For more information, please get in touch...

0151 233 0250