North West Markets: ambitious plans along the Mersey and beyond

Wirral Dock

Developer is pushing forward with the £4.5bn redevelopment project amid local criticism over lack of affordable housing.

If their £4.5bn, 15m sq ft masterplan becomes a reality, Peel Land and Property and its numerous partners and stakeholders – from Wirral Council to Liverpool John Moores University – will have transformed a 500 acre site into a bustling hub of residential, retail, office, educational and leisure space fit for the modern era.

However, not everything is going Peel’s way. In mid-July, Wirral South MP Alison McGovern wrote a stern letter to the developer – seen by the Liverpool Echo – casting serious doubts on the viability of the scheme’s residential element and saying the “time for delay is over”. This came on top of speculation from local agents that Peel is prioritising its larger Liverpool Waters scheme across the Mersey.

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