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Liverpool’s New Knowledge Quarter Transport Scheme Revealed

20/10/2017 |

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Liverpool's New Knowledge Quarter Transport Scheme Revealed

Liverpool has unveiled a new vision for a £2bn Knowledge Quarter Transport scheme. The scheme includes plans for a futuristic, ‘green’ transport link and a major new public square in the heart of the city.

The development team behind the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool has outlined plans to overhaul the crossroads next to the Adelphi Hotel, and former Lewis’s Building to create ‘Lime Square’. This development will create a major new public square that will connect the retail district with the Knowledge Quarter.

The Knowledge Quarter Transport Scheme will be a new ‘high-tech, eco-friendly’ and has been provisionally titled, the ‘Lime Line’. The line will run from Brownlow Hill in the city centre to the universities, hospitals and onto the Paddington Village Development. The line would connect through from Edge Hill station to Lime Street and Central stations. There has even been the talk of a potential second phase development running to the waterfront, cruise terminal and conference and exhibition centres. KQ Liverpool, the partnership organisation that runs the Knowledge Quarter, is calling for global innovation technology companies to collaborate with it on ideas for this new high-frequency, short-distance, 24-hour transit system.

The Knowledge Quarter Transport Scheme, a new spatial masterplan and transport vision documents have been unveiled to coincide with the MIPIM UK property conference in London. The spatial framework has been devised on behalf of KQ Liverpool by K2 Architects and HOW Planning, while the transport vision has been created by Mott MacDonald.

Mark Davies, architect director at K2, said: “Global cities don’t stand still. For us to maintain momentum, it’s crucial we move forward with a unified sense of place and an identity and aspiration that applies across the vibrant patchwork of individual districts, which naturally bleed into one other to create a coherent whole.

“Lime Square will connect the retail district with Knowledge Quarter Liverpool. It’ll become the new epicentre of the city.”

Recommendations for improved cycle routes and walking routes and car parking facilities in the area are also put forward in the document, which has been created by Mott McDonald in collaboration with Liverpool City Council and the universities.

This investment further strengthens the desirability to live in the Knowledge Quarter and why Liverpool is the on the up and up.

Certa Invest are proud to exclusively bring to the market, The Rise, a £40m development in the heart of the Knowledge Quarter which under construction and is set for completion in Q2 2019.

The Rise is located in close proximity to the Knowledge Quarter’s key future developments, including the new £500m Royal Liverpool University Hospital (set to finish construction in 2017), the new £4m Linda McCartney Centre and the £157m new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre project.

The development has 410 units, 101 parking spaces, luxury apartments, a rooftop terrace, a cinema room, laundry room, bicycle storage, a private residents’ swimming and gymnasium. The Rise has been developed with the knowledge Quarter in mind and will serve a mixture of students and city key workers.

The requirement for affordable, yet high-quality, luxury apartments will not be greater than in the years to come than at The Rise. The development offers:
8% NET Return
5 Year Rental Assurance
5% Interest on Deposits
£31,980 return in 5 years

To find out more information about The Rise, to book an on-site viewing or please contact us via email, our website or speak to us directly on 0151 958 1203. In addition, keep in touch with us on our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram for the latest construction pictures and updates on-site!