New images showing how the first phase of development at Liverpool’s Monarch’s Quay could look have been revealed.
The Contact Company is working with Liverpool City Council and development partner YPG to build a new 45,000 sq ft Grade A office complex on the waterfront site.
The pictures show the potential office development for the first time and give an indication of possible future developments on the site, subject to planning consent.
The council’s overall vision is to deliver a major mixed-use development which would create a new leisure, commercial and retail destination on the city’s waterfront.
The images and a video, featuring former Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher talking about the city’s regeneration, are being showcased by YPG at the MIPIM UK international property conference in London today (18 October).
Further phases of development of the site could include a major leisure attraction, such as a 2,000-seat ice rink, a hotel, new apartments and homes, restaurants, bars and shops and a car park. A new ‘Winter Garden’, new public realm, ten pin bowling and an innovative virtual reality leisure centre are also being considered.
Council bosses emphasise that no concrete decisions have been made about the leisure attraction and that an ice rink is one of a number of options being considered.
Mayor of Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson says: “The Kings Dock is the final piece of the jigsaw in our vision for this part of the waterfront. This transformation will help link the existing waterfront assets with the Baltic Triangle and significantly boost employment in the city.”
Ming Yeung, chief executive of YPG, adds: “Our ambition is to help the city to deliver a new riverside destination, aiding the visitor economy and creating jobs for local people.
“We will be ensuring the highest quality design, build and fit-out for what is a unique location. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the city council and The Contact Company to help bring forward such a significant development for the city.”
Subject to planning permission, The Contact Company is expecting to open the doors of its new four-storey office by the end of 2018.