Street next to famous football stadium to be completely rebuilt

Street next to famous football stadium to be completely rebuilt

Plans have been revealed to rebuild an entire high street alongside one of the UK’s most well-known football stadiums.

Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool Football Club have partnered to deliver a mixed-use development next to the club’s Anfield Stadium.

The Walton Breck Road regeneration will see numerous derelict buildings demolished or rebuilt to create a new high street with brand new shops, commercial premises, homes and apartments. 

Work will be carried out in phases over the next three to four years and is the next stage in an ambitious £260m regeneration plan for the area, announced in 2013.

Liverpool City Council revealed that existing businesses would be given the opportunity to take on new premises and the council would work with businesses and other organisations to ensure there was minimum disruption.

During the last three years, around 398 new homes in the area have been built, with over 300 homes refurbished and 238 substandard and derelict properties demolished.

Over the next two years there are plans for a new hotel to be built adjacent to the high street with talks at an advanced stage.

Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool, said he believed that the vision for the high street will transform the area. 

“We now want residents to speak to us again and let us know if they want these plans to become reality.

“The unveiling of our proposals follows three years of partnership working which have already gone a long way towards creating a more vibrant and successful community. 

“There is much still to be done but today marks yet another milestone in our ambitions to create a brighter Anfield for everyone.”

Brain Cronin, chief executive of Your Housing Group, added that community leaders and residents would have a major part to play in helping shape the proposals.

“Anyone visiting Anfield in the last year can see the improvements which have already been made. 

“Much has also been done through the delivery of new-build homes and the imaginative refurbishment of traditional terraces. 

“We can already see the brighter Anfield which is emerging.”

Ian Ayre, chief executive of Liverpool Football Club, concluded: “While the work on our new Main Stand is approaching completion, we recognise that the creation of a new high street would be transformational for the area, attracting new jobs and creating new businesses. 

“It would make Anfield a better place to live, work and visit.”

Residents can attend an exhibition on the development at the Isla Gladstone in Stanley Park on 5th and 6th September to offer their views.

Picture courtesy of Liverpool City Council 

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