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Liverpool set for £1.5bn regeneration

Words: Helen Bird
Kings Dock Liverpool

Plans for a range of regeneration projects totalling £1.5bn have been revealed for Liverpool.

The plans include an ice rink at Kings Dock and the construction of a music venue, hotel, cinema and shops at Lime Street and Mount Pleasant.
At Kings Dock, an Olympic standard ice rink, extreme sports complex, restaurants and family housing are proposed, while mature student accommodation will accompany the range of new amenities at Lime Street and Mount Pleasant.
The proposals, which are currently in the initial development stages, have been unveiled by the council and are expected to bring 12,000 construction jobs to the city.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said that the plans promise a “vibrant, exciting future” for the city.
He said that, while “regenerating the city centre is vital”, plans are also being made to “deliver transformation across Liverpool as a whole”, and create “thousands of new and refurbished homes”.
Planning applications for the new schemes are set to be submitted by the end of 2014 or early 2015.