Over the next 50 years, Peel’s Ocean Gateway concept will deliver an unprecedented scale of co-ordinated private sector investment. It is a truly pioneering approach to the renaissance of a strategic corridor encompassing the City Regions of Liverpool and Manchester and adjacent areas within Cheshire and Warrington.
Ocean Gateway is a reality.
In terms of planning and delivery, a number of the 50 Ocean Gateway projects are well advanced and a number are being constructed. The range of projects demonstrates diversity, innovation, asset management and stewardship.
Flagship projects such as MediaCityUK and EventCity are operational and flourishing, as is the Salford City Stadium. The Wirral Waters scheme which includes a new International Trade Centre received planning permission in 2012 as did Ince Park and Liverpool 2. The Liverpool Waters scheme received planning permission at the start of 2013.
Peel has shared its ideas with the public and private partners locally, nationally and internationally. The concept has been reflected and built upon in a cross sector growth strategy called Atlantic Gateway.
The Atlantic Gateway strategy is being led by a Partnership Board of public and private sector representatives from the three partner Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Chair of the Adapting the Landscape Working Group.
Atlantic gateway has three strategic objectives:
To establish Atlantic Gateway as an internationally significant investment opportunity
To drive transformational economic change and opportunity
To enable a collaborative planning and policy framework