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Field Fisher Waterhouse appointed to advise on £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme

25/11/2010

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The Planning and Regeneration team at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has been appointed by Peel Land and Property Ltd to advise on all planning aspects of the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme.

The Planning and Regeneration team at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has been appointed  by Peel Land and Property (Ports) Ltd to advise on all planning aspects of the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme.

Part of Peel Waters, the largest regeneration project in the UK, Liverpool Waters comprises 1.3 million square metres of mixed-use waterfront space across 60 hectares of disused dockland in north Liverpool. When completed, the scheme will include more than 9,000 homes, a cruise ship terminal, two clusters of tall buildings, offices, shops and leisure space.  It will be a spectacular mix of buildings, regenerating and transforming the area within and adjacent to the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile World Heritage Site to create a world-class, high quality mixed-use water focused quarter in central Liverpool.

Partner Karen Cooksley, will lead on the project, assisted by Manchester based partner Colette McCormack and senior associate Lindsay Garratt. The team, which has been together for over a decade, was appointed not only because of their wide ranging experience dealing with major regeneration schemes, tall buildings, waterside projects and World Heritage Sites but also for what Peel described as their "professionalism, flair and personality" which the company considered would fit well with its own passionate commitment to delivering its vision for Liverpool.

The team will work closely with Peel’s Development Director Lindsey Ashworth and  Liverpool Waters project manager Ian Pollitt and their consultant team led by WYG, advising on all planning legal matters.

Karen Cooksley said: “This is a unique and amazing project for a client with a proven ability to deliver to its vision.  It will completely transform the face of Liverpool’s historic docklands. Our team’s experience and strong track record advising on major regeneration projects was key to our appointment and we’re extremely excited about getting started and working with Peel and the team to deliver a world-class scheme.”

Fieldfisher’s specialised Planning and Regeneration team advises clients in the private and public sector, including developers, urban regeneration companies, energy companies and local planning authorities.

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