LIVERPOOL’S southern docklands are to undergo their biggest transformation since the rebirth of the Albert Dock.
Plans being drawn up will revamp 50 hectares of docks from Canning to Brunswick with floating accommodation, restaurants, an island stage, sculptures and a water park.
It could also include an ice rink, bowling alley or surf centre on the land around Kings Dock.
The architects behind the scheme said the aim is to make the currently under- used inland waters as busy and active as they were in their heyday.
The firm, BACA Architects, have worked on floating homes in both Holland and France and are drawing up designs that will see them introduced to the city.
Town hall chiefs are set to approve the “Waterspace” plans on Monday.
The long-term vision will provide the blueprint for the future growth of the docklands.
Cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, said: “These are exciting proposals, which will play an important part in the future development of the south docks.
“The city’s waterfront is one of our greatest assets and we want to develop it to its full potential.
“This strategy lays out the blueprint for how, working together, we can achieve that.”
While Peel’s Liverpool Waters is set to revamp the northern docks and the ECHO Arena has breathed new life into the central docks, the south docks are yet to reach their full potential.
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