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Monday, February 15, 2010

Liverpool's International Garden Festival Site Restoration

 £3.7m is to be spent on the restoration of Liverpool's International Garden Festival site.

The work represents a major step in the regeneration of the site into a waterfront park before a residential community is created.

The property investment and development company Langtree - which owns the site - in conjunction with the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA) which is providing the funding.

In 1984 the UK’s first International Garden Festival was held in Liverpool as part of government attempts to regenerate the area.

The Garden Festival was built on a site in the old south docks area by the Dingle. Much of the site was derelict and needed to be cleared of industrial waste before the landscaping for the festival could commence.

The Garden Festival was one of the first major projects undertaken by the Merseyside Development Corporation a body set up to in the wake of the Toxteth riots to regenerate Liverpool in the early 1980's.

The Oriental gardens will have a lot of work on them, returning them to public use.

Also revamped will be the lakes and waterways, the Moon Wall will be rebuilt, two pagodas restored and the landscaping of woodland trails carried out.

A new pedestrian access will create links with Otterspool Promenade together with a new parking and public transport facilities


  • read this blog fo all details on the campaign to save the toxic land from being redeveloped.

    By Blogger violet maze, at 1:51 pm  

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