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Liverpool set for £200m development
Six firms make Stoke
Framework for major leisure and retail scheme approved by city council planners
street revamp shortlist
Stoke-on-Trent City Council By Tom Walker
has announced that six design
teams have been shortlisted to Liverpool's Edge Lane Central
lead plans for a multi-million area is set to undergo a major
pound refurbishment of the £200m transformation under
city's public squares and streets. new plans drawn up by
Aecom; BDP; Camlin Lonsdale landowner Derwent Holdings,
Landscape Architects; Gillespies; Liverpool City Council (LCC)
Nicholas de Jong Associates and and Liverpool Vision.
Planit are the firms to be A development framework
selected to draw up detailed for the 28-hectare (69.2-acre)
plans as part of a wider £1.5bn site, which includes plans for a
transformation of the area. 600,000sq ft (55,742sq m)
leisure and retail space, was put A new community park is among the Edge Lane Central proposals
Green light for £50m
before LCC's executive board
Liverpool library plans
on 15 January for approval. consulted on the plans once the on a new future – and not just
Plans for the major £50m The Edge Lane Retail Park, development framework is for people passing through the
refurbishment of Liverpool's the former Ian Skelly Car approved by LCC, which will area. We will have a much
Central Library – which is one of Showroom site and Rathbone also see improved pedestrian improved retail offer which will
the UK's largest library Road Recreation Ground are links as part of a phased act as a catalyst for regenera-
developments – have been given among the sites incorporated in programme of work tion in this area.
the go-ahead by planners at the proposals, which include a LCC leader Warren Bradley "And there will be much
Liverpool City Council. A new community park. said: "What we are looking at is improved leisure facilities and
temporary library will be Local businesses, residents a comprehensive redevelop- green spaces for the benefit of
established in Liverpool city and community groups will be ment and now we can embark the local community."
centre while the two-and-a-half
year Central Library scheme is
carried out by Inspire
HNG expands
leisure team
Battersea plans receive backing
Partnership, a joint venture
including York-based Shepherd Chartered surveyor By Pete Hayman
Construction and London-based Hargreaves Newberry
Amber Infrastructure. Gyngell (HNG) has Developers behind the latest
expanded its operations plans for a £5.5bn mixed-use
Council seeks
by merging with London- redevelopment of Battersea
Maidenhead views
based leisure specialist, Power Station in London have
Residents are being invited to Intrinsic Property. reported an increase in local
comment on a new masterplan The directors and staff support for the scheme.
for the future regeneration of of Intrinsic Property have Real Estate Opportunities
Maidenhead town centre drawn joined HNG at the head and Treasury Holdings UK said Public support for the £5.5bn
up by the Royal Borough of office in Wigmore Street that more than 80 per cent of proposals has increased
Windsor and Maidenhead. A to build upon HNG's visitors to a third public
four-week consultation into the existing leisure team. exhibition held in December hotel, community facilities and
draft Area Action Plan is set to The larger leisure team supported architect Rafael a conference centre.
launch on 18 January to gather will provide a range of Viñoly's masterplan for the site. A riverside park, an exten-
views on a range of proposals for services, including rating The proposals, which have sion to the Riverside Walk
the Berkshire town, which could and valuations across the already been submitted to through to Battersea Park and
include a new concert or hospitality and health and Wandsworth Council, boast public access to restored
conference venue and new fitness sectors. 700,000sq ft (65,032sq m) of historic areas of the power
waterside walks. restaurant and retail space, a station are also proposed.
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