The Anfield Square consultation, which feature two public events next week, is also seeking the views of children in the area with a number of workshops being held in the community.
The first workshop was held yesterday in All Saints RC Primary School with another to follow today at Anfield community arts centre on Lower Breck Road.
The two public consultation events for Anfield Square will be held at The Liverpool Lighthouse, 133, Oakfield Road, Anfield, L4 0UF, on:
Wednesday, 8 March, please drop in any time between 11am-7pm
Thursday 9 March, please drop in any time between 11am-6pm
Anfield Square, which lies less than a goal-kick away from the Kop, is seen as the next key element in the £260m regeneration of the Anfield/Everton community.
The brownfield site has been vacant since the demolition of over 150 former derelict properties and at one hectare in size (equivalent to two and half football pitches) it has considerable potential to provide a massive economic, environmental and social impact to the area.
Following an open and robust procurement exercise, the City Council has appointed place management consultants, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), along with their subconsultant team, LDA and PLACED, to act as agent and assist with the marketing and disposal of the site and to attract the broadest and highest calibre of potential developers.
Basing its decision on the Mayoral Triple Lock social value policy, the City Council is placing an emphasis on a new development that is rooted and focused on community inclusion.
The site’s potential will be explored via a soft market testing exercise, which is being informed by this series of public and stakeholder engagement sessions. This will then shape the production of a development brief which will then be advertised to market.
Councillor Sarah Doyle, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet member for Development and Economy, said: “This square presents a unique opportunity to create something special for the Anfield community – and most importantly a development that is shaped by those that live there.
“Liverpool FC’s stadium is world-renowned and attracts visitors from all over the planet, and the club is continuing to invest in it, so there will be an extremely high benchmark for the quality of what happens to Anfield Square. The benchmark for community inclusion will also be very high to ensure this development provides a long-lasting positive economic, social and environmental impact for our residents in the area.
“I’m delighted we’ve appointed such a talented team of experts with an impressive track record in community engagement and high quality developments. I look forward to seeing their work progress and hearing the views of the Anfield and Everton communities as this exciting journey begins to take shape.”
What happens after the sessions?
The consultation results will be reported back to the community through a public event in May 2023. The results will also be reported to Cabinet in summer 2023 to inform the approach to disposing of the site for development.