A newly branded area of Liverpool, with potential to create 2.5million sq ft of new development space creating an estimated 7,000 jobs over the coming decade, this is Upper Central
Covering 56 acres in the heart of Liverpool city centre – the area is to be the subject of a draft masterplan to create an international standard gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme.
Running from Central Station to Liverpool Science Park and Lime Street to Bold Street, Upper Central is seen as key to the future development of the city’s blossoming Knowledge Quarter (KQ Liverpool).
Video: See Upper Central from the air:
Liverpool City Council Cabinet has approved a draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to help shape the future direction of the area.
The SRF will be adopted as a Supplemetary Planning Document once Liverpool’s Local Plan is aopted, later this year.
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.