Published: Thursday, 16th June 2016
Liverpool mayor announces flagship development scheme that could create up to 10,000 jobs…
Ambitious proposals for a life and medical sciences campus on the outskirts of Liverpool city centre have been confirmed by the city council.
The scheme is earmarked for the former Archbishop Blanch school site at Minshull Street close to Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool. It is planned to form a key element of the Knowledge Quarter Mayoral Development Zone.
The 168,000 square metres redevelopment will include A-grade offices, a 30-storey landmark building, 27 acres of public realm, retail, hotel, conference facilities, and 700 parking spaces. There will be 10 plots included in the first phase, with three phases of development overall.
The proposals also include a new rail station with access to the existing underground network and the national high speed rail network via Lime Street Station.
Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said: “The extension of our Knowledge Quarter is a game-changer in terms of the high-quality jobs we will be able to bring into the city in hi-tech, 21st century industries.
“This will help us to develop our Knowledge Quarter as we work with all our partners, including the University of Liverpool and the proposed health campus at the Royal Hospital to make the city a beacon for investment in this and similar sectors.”