Collingwood Dock

Planning approved for Liverpool shipping container development



A planning application has been approved for the development of a new heritage trail visitor centre made from shipping containers at Collingwood Dock in Liverpool.

Arup – on behalf of Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited and the Docklands Trail Charity – summited the application for the development of the new ‘Docklands Trail’ visitor centre .

It will provide information about the transformation of the docks over the years and their importance to the local economy.

The development is part of a wider £5bn Liverpool Waters project, which will regenerate a 60-hectare site to create a mixed-use waterfront quarter in central Liverpool.

Peel has worked with the Docklands Trail to consult with a number of partners and stakeholders, including Liverpool City Council and the Titanic Hotel.

Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said: “It is fantastic to see the plans we’ve been working on for many years become a reality.

“Much of the land at Liverpool Waters is currently disused dockland.

“We are keen to share its history with the public and encourage them to come on site and share its story.

“The council’s approval of our planning application for the heritage trail visitor centre comes just weeks after we broke ground at Liverpool Waters as building work started on Plaza 1821, the £21m, 16-storey residential tower.

“As more and more projects progress past the planning stage and enter the development stage, we’re looking forward to sharing even more good news in the future.”


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