During the 18th century, Liverpool emerged as a global trading point for salt, raw material and manufactures, particularly benefiting on its connectivity . Trade flourished in Liverpool through to the late 20th century  but the decline of the raw material industry led to the steep decline of the port of Liverpool, and subsequently resulted in redundant docks.
Liverpool Waters is a regeneration project which seeks to revive 60 hectares of derelict docklands in central Liverpool, with the vision to “create a world-class, high-quality, mixed use waterfront quarter…that will allow for substantial growth of the city’s economy.”  The project encompasses Princes Dock, Central Docks, Clarence Dock and Northern Docks, to be delivered in four phases across 20 years . The project will deliver 2 million sq.m. of development floorspace within 5 new neighbourhoods .
This neighbourhood is key in linking the wider project with central Liverpool and its cultural attractions. 1,200 homes, 12,800 sq.m. of office space, cruise liner terminal, and 580 5-star hotel rooms will be delivered in this neighbourhood .
This area will be transformed into a leisure and entertainment hub, with 25,000 sq.m. of restaurants and bars, and a public park being delivered alongside residential and office space .
A vibrant new neighbourhood will be integrated into the docks here, with 3,000 homes, 2,000 sq.m. of office space and 8,000 sq.m. of restaurants and bars .
These docks will comprise a state-of-the-art sports stadium, 5,000 sq.m. of retail and 8,000 sq.m. of restaurants and bars, to become an exciting leisure destination within Liverpool .
King Edward Triangle
This area will act as the buffer between the city centre and the wider project, integrating infrastructural upgrades to merge the existing developments to proposed Liverpool Waters neighbourhoods .
This project redefines the possibilities that can be explored to transform redundant docklands into contemporary, high-quality developments, implementing facilities to enhance the wider context. Simultaneously, it remains sensitive to industrial heritage, through the preservation of links to existing cultural facilities, and the provision of opportunity to accommodate new cultural events. This project also encourages linkages and interaction with the historical docklands as a central part of its urban design. It presents the idea that the historically important docks can be adapted to build the fabric for the integration of a vibrant, modern society.
Liverpool Waters therefore acts as a precedent for redundant docklands, to portray the possibilities to reuse docks in a way that pioneers contemporary design, yet ensures historical context is not compromised.
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