Liverpool, United Kingdom
City population: 1060068
Duration: 2013 – 2023
Implementation status: Ongoing
Scale: Sub-microscale: Street scale (including buildings)
Project area: unknown
Type of area: Residential, Public Greenspace Area
Last updated: October 2021

The Anfield Regeneration project was founded in 2013 with the aim to improve the area and its neglected housing stocks. It was set up by the Liverpool council and the Liverpool Foot Club, along with developers Your Housing Group and Keepmoat. The activities include the development of new and refurbished housing, the development of a new public square including commercial and retail premises, a revitalised high street and the expansion of Anfield Stadium (Reference 6) . It also includes the creation of public spaces and selective garden extensions in the area following the demolition of a number of derelict homes (Reference 1). The partnership has stated that more than 600 new homes have been built, with 600 existing properties refurbished. The project aims to create 1000 new homes and is scheduled to be completed in 2020 (Reference 6, 8).

Overview

Nature-based solution

  • Grey infrastructure featuring greens
  • Alley and street greens
  • Parks and urban forests
  • Large urban parks or forests
  • Pocket parks/neighbourhood green spaces
  • Community gardens and allotments
  • Allotments

Key challenges

  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Green space creation and/or management
  • Regeneration, land-use and urban development
  • Regulation of built environment
  • Inclusive and effective governance (SDG 16)
  • Inclusive governance
  • Social justice, cohesion and equity (SDG 10)
  • Social cohesion
  • Social interaction
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Creation of opportunities for recreation
  • Economic development and employment (SDG 8)
  • Real estate development
  • Employment/job creation

Focus

Maintenance and management of urban nature existing green areas, Transformation of previously derelict areas

Project objectives

The objectives of the project are as follows: • Refurbishment of existing dwellings in the Anfield Village/Rockfield areas; • Continued support for the land assembly and new housing development being delivered by Keepmoat south of Walton Breck Road (outside of the SRF area); • ‘Completion’ of the restoration works in Stanley Park and better integration of the Park with the wider area; • Improvements to the Walton Breck Road ‘High Street’; • Maximise the advantage of LFC’s proposed stadium expansion and associated public realm works; • Environmental improvements across the area including enhancements in green infrastructure; • Creating the conditions and identifying sites for economic investment and job creation; • Support the future conservation and enhancement of Anfield Cemetery in terms of its heritage assets and integration with the wider area; • Establishing a network of green spaces and corridors through the area to improve the environment and enhance connectivity (Ref. 1). As of 2018, the following are expected to be developed: 1) New high street from Walton Breck Road were transformation through the creation of wide pavements, a more pedestrian-friendly area around the stadium 2) a 100 bedroom hotel 3) New Kop bar 4) Anfield road expansion (Ref. 6).

Implementation activities

-The partnership has stated that more than 600 new homes have been built, with 600 existing properties refurbished; -The next phase of the scheme is the development of the new high street in Walton Breck Road. The road will be narrowed to create wider, tree-lined pavements and make it more pedestrian-friendly with areas which could accommodate temporary markets or retail units, as well as facilities for community events (Reference 7) . -New commercial units are set to be developed next to those Phase 5 Keepmoat homes, on the edge of the V streets site. And a new hotel is set to be built across the road. -Plan to expand Anfield Road End for increase capacity of Anfield Stadium. • The creation of a 10,000 sq ft food hub in Stanley Park; • Improvements to Walton Breck Road and Oakfield Road; • Creation of a major, pedestrian-friendly new avenue to link Walton Breck Road High Street with Priory Road, running through Stanley Park along the existing Mill Lane; • Creation of a public village square at the junction of the proposed new avenue and Walton Breck Road; • Continued development of new energy-efficient homes by Keepmoat west of Walton Breck Road, including around 250 new homes; • Completion of the restoration of Stanley Park, including its car park, with a range of possible new features and uses; • Improvements in design to integrate the park with neighbouring residential areas and make it easier to access; • New office buildings and new and improved retail premises in the village square and on Walton Breck Road/Oakfield Road (Ref. 3).

Main beneficiaries

  • Local government/Municipality
  • Citizens or community groups

Governance

Management set-up

  • Co-governance with government and non-government actors

Type of initiating organisation

  • Local government/municipality
  • Private sector/corporate actor/company

Participatory approaches/ community involvement

  • Consultation (e.g. workshop, surveys, community meetings, town halls)

Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project

It is being driven by a partnership, as a joint venture of Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool Football Club. These are the key stakeholders and have a substantial landholding within the area. HLP architects worked with Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group to develop an environmental masterplan for Anfield Village which would underpin the housing regeneration (ref. 4).

Project implemented in response to ...

... an EU policy or strategy? Unknown
... a national policy or strategy? Yes (The Anfield Spatial Regeneration Framework was prepared in accordance with the paragraph 153 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).)
... a local policy or strategy? Yes (Anfield Spatial Regeneration Framework which has produced by Liverpool City Council with the purpose of delivering comprehensive and sustainable regeneration of the Anfield area. (ref 1))

Financing

Total cost

More than €4,000,000

Source(s) of funding

  • Public local authority budget
  • Corporate investment

Type of funding

  • Direct funding (grants, subsidies, or self-financed projects by private entities)

Non-financial contribution

Unknown

Impacts and Monitoring

Environmental impacts

  • Green space and habitat
  • Promotion of naturalistic styles of landscape design for urban development
  • Increase in protected green space areas
  • Other

Economic impacts

  • Increase of green jobs (e.g. paid employment positions)
  • Stimulate development in deprived areas
  • Attraction of business and investment

Socio-cultural impacts

  • Social justice and cohesion
  • Improved social cohesion
  • Improved liveability
  • Improved access to urban green space
  • Increased opportunities for social interaction
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Gain in activities for recreation and exercise

Type of reported impacts

Expected impacts

Presence of formal monitoring system

Unknown

Presence of indicators used in reporting

No evidence in public records

Presence of monitoring/ evaluation reports

No evidence in public records

Availability of a web-based monitoring tool

No evidence in public records

References