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Work begins on Mann Island, Liverpool 2 May 2007

Demolition work has begun on the circa £120million pivotal development at Mann Island in Liverpool City Centre.  The scheme by Countryside Properties and Neptune Developments Ltd will create a new waterfront destination at the Pier Head with public areas, cafes and restaurants, shops, exhibition space, 376 apartments and 140,000 square feet of high quality commercial office space.

The first apartments will be completed in Spring 2009 with the whole development due for completion in Spring 2010.

Designed by award-winning architect's Broadway Maylan, the striking black granite triangular apartment buildings will rest alongside a commercial building, reflecting the tones and textures of the water around it.

Mann Island will create a new place at the Pier Head to encourage people to visit and enjoy this key part of the city centre. The land is formerly private so it is opening up new areas for people to shop, eat, rest and take in some culture with exhibitions and displays in the covered public area, all next to the new Museum of Liverpool and extended Leeds Liverpool Canal, reconnecting this area with the rest of the city centre.

John Grealis, Regional Director for Major Projects at Countryside Properties said, "Starting works on site is a major milestone for all involved in the project.  It provides physical evidence that our aspirations for the redevelopment of Mann Island will be delivered."

 

Steve Parry, Managing Director of Neptune Developments, said: "We are delighted to be starting on site with our scheme for Mann Island. It has been a long journey to reach this stage and our vision for this crucial city centre site will now become a reality."

 

Matt Brook, Director of Broadway Malyan, said: "This is a very exciting first step to re-connecting the City of Liverpool to its historic waterfront."

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Information correct as at 29/08/2007