NEW ROAD AND BRIDGE UPDATE

The construction of the new A57 road and lifting bridge, which will bring an additional road into TraffordCity, has not yet been completed by our contractor Hochtief Buckingham and only when the works are FULLY complete, including all safety checks, will the completed project be delivered to Peel Land and Property and made available for public use.

 Peel has always communicated that the road and bridge will be open by the end of the year and the contractor is still working towards this time scale.

 Peel Land and Property has been committed to improving road infrastructure in and around Port Salford, the AJ Bell Stadium and TraffordCity for many years and as a company have privately invested £35 million into the new lifting bridge and extension of the A57 from Irlam.

The new bridge and road will form part of the highway network and will benefit the general public, local economy and community. 

A spokesperson from Peel Land and Property said: “Please be assured that Hochtief Buckingham and Peel are doing all they can to complete the new road and bridge and make it available for public use as soon as possible.”

Everton Football Club exchanges contracts to lease land at Bramley Moore Dock

Everton Stadium Development Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Everton Football Club) and Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited have formally signed an agreement for the Club to lease land at Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool Waters.

 The lease, which is conditional upon gaining planning consent for the proposed new stadium and securing funding for its construction, will run for a period of 200 years at a peppercorn rent.  

 The signing of the agreement is a significant milestone in the project and means Everton effectively now controls the land upon which a new stadium would be built. This follows several years of searching for a new site and is the culmination of an exhaustive search across the city.

 Robert Elstone, Chief Executive at Everton Football Club said: “Clearly this is very positive news. Gaining control of the site was essential for us to be able to move forward with the next stages of the project – finalising the funding agreement with the Council and proceeding with a planning application - both of which we hope to do in the New Year. I’d like to thank Peel as well as Mayor Anderson and his colleagues at the Council for their support in getting us to this point.”

 The proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will be a catalyst for the £5.5bn regeneration proposals for North Liverpool which is set to be one of the largest and most transformational in the city’s history.

 The stadium will help accelerate Peel Land and Property’s Liverpool Waters development - which stretches along Liverpool’s waterfront and is made up of five neighbourhoods. The new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will be complemented by a host of leisure amenities and facilities to enhance the visitor experience. Plans also include two new river terminals – a new cruise liner facility as well as the Isle of Man ferry terminal – and a range of office and residential developments alongside a waterfront cultural complex.  

 Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, said:

 “2017 has been a landmark year for Liverpool Waters with a series of planning permissions granted for both Princes Dock and Central Dock, including the plans for a new cruise terminal and a collection of residential developments. We know that a world class stadium, on the banks of the River Mersey, will act as a trigger for even more investment and jobs which will be of huge benefit to the whole city region. We’ve been working very closely with all partners to get to this stage and we’re excited to move on to the next phase of the project.”

 Peel was advised by Iain Gamble and Luke Taylor at Brabners on all property matters, and Colette McCormack at Winckworth Sherwood on planning aspects of the deal.

 Iain Gamble, property partner at Brabners, said: “Everton has a clear vision and ambitious plans for the proposed stadium at Bramley Moore Dock and this marks an important milestone in that journey. The new stadium will provide a fantastic addition to Liverpool’s waterfront, as well as acting as a real catalyst to both the Liverpool Waters scheme and wider development plans north of the city. It has been a pleasure to support Peel throughout this process.”

 CBRE, who are acting as advisers to the Club, estimate that a new stadium at Bramley Moore will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy, with a contribution of more than £900m to the region before the stadium is even completed.

 The huge financial boost to Liverpool’s economy will see more than £255m spent through local supply chains during the construction phase and once completed, the creation of more than 15,000 jobs for local people and an annual boost to the City of £94m through hotel occupancy, retail and tourism.  

 Iain Jenkinson, Senior Director, Planning and Development at CBRE said: “This scheme is hugely significant, not just for Everton and for Peel’s Liverpool Waters project, but for the entire City Region. The social and economic impact presented by this once-in-a-generation opportunity will be a game-changer for the City. And it’s a game-changer not only in terms of the measurable regeneration benefits to the City through jobs, supply chain contracts and all the other benefits associated with a large-scale project, but also through the unique ‘brand value’ that will be development will bring to the City through having what will become a globally recognised stadium on one of the world’s most famous and spectacular waterfronts.”

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North West hydrogen cluster could drive economic growth and help de-carbonise the region’s energy

  • A new report – commissioned by Peel Environmental - reveals developing a hydrogen economy in the North West could unlock £1.6billion of GVA by 2050 and create over 2,300 peak jobs
  • Carbon dioxide reductions of up to 10 million tonnes per annum by 2050
  • Air quality improvements for Greater Manchester and Liverpool city regions would result from the use of hydrogen as a road transport fuel decreasing emissions of NOx and particulates

The creation of a North West hydrogen cluster could boost the regional economy by £1.6 billion, create over 2,300 peak jobs, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help improve the region’s air quality, according to a new report commissioned by Peel.  
It outlines how delivery of a hydrogen network between Greater Manchester and Liverpool could significantly decarbonise the region’s energy, usher in a new era of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and cut CO2 emissions by 10 million tonnes per year by 2050. It could also improve air quality by reducing particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, produced by the region’s road vehicles.  


As one of the North’s leading land and property companies, Peel is collaborating with other firms in progression of the exemplar project – with the company’s Protos energy destination near Ellesmere Port a potential central hub for the cluster.  It comes shortly after the launch of the UK’s first Energy Innovation District in the North West, an area promoted by the Cheshire Energy Hub to stimulate future energy technology.  


Release of the report follows details of a conceptual study by Cadent, the gas distribution network operator in the North West, to deliver a major hydrogen infrastructure project called the ‘Liverpool-Manchester Hydrogen Cluster’.  


Commenting on its findings Dr. Tony Smith, of Peel Environmental, said:   “The creation of a hydrogen economy would be game-changer for the North West in so many ways.  From de-carbonising our energy and contributing to climate change targets, to making substantial improvements to the region’s air quality, delivering a fully-functioning hydrogen industry would be transformational.  
“This report shows there is real opportunity to attract inward investment, create thousands of jobs and put the North West at the forefront of the UK’s hydrogen industry.  
“Making it a reality will take collaboration.  We’re working alongside some of the biggest names in the energy-intensive industries to promote an exemplar and deliverable hydrogen project, which responds directly to the Government’s recently-published Clean Growth Strategy.”  


Hydrogen is a de-carbonised energy source which can be used to create electricity and heat.  When used as a replacement for fossil fuels in road vehicles, its only emission is water.  There is also the potential to blend hydrogen into the existing gas distribution network to reduce carbon emissions at the point of consumption.  Such combined application of hydrogen across the North could therefore reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help improve health and air quality.   


Peel’s report, authored by independent experts Aqua Consultants, sets out how use of hydrogen could contribute to the targets identified in the 2008 Climate Change Act.  It also outlines how a North West hydrogen production hub in the North West, including Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation facilities in the East Irish Sea, could feed large industrial users in the region.  It could support a network of hydrogen vehicle re-fueling stations across Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington. 

Supporting the concept, Professor Joe Howe, Executive Director and Professor of the University of Chester’s Thornton Energy Research Institute said:   
“Low carbon energy technology is very much at the forefront of the work undertaken by both academics and businesses at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park, especially through our newly established Energy Centre.   


“This report represents another positive step in the region’s growing reputation for both research and commercialisation of these innovative technologies. It provides a strong, economically robust case, based on real evidence, for the use of hydrogen and its associated supply chain as a credible route to a low carbon gas economy. Furthermore it contributes to the emerging understanding of the potential for a Liverpool-Manchester hydrogen cluster.  
“I welcome the report’s focus on air quality and decreasing transport emissions in our North West city regions and I see the additional potential for innovation, skills, and supply chain development as extremely exciting both for the University and the regional economy as a whole”  


Chris Barron, Director at Aqua Consultants, authors of the report, said:   
“De-carbonising heat and transport are recognised as the biggest challenges in achieving the UK’s 2050 emissions reduction targets. Repurposing all or parts of the existing gas networks to hydrogen would meet the peaks in demand required for heat, whilst providing an option for the energy infrastructure required to displace petrol and diesel in road transport.”