Liverpool City Council, Speke Garston Partnership, Peel Developments
Project stage
Feasibility, full application and implementation
Historic landscape restoration
Parks and green spaces
Landscape Architecture
Environmental Planning
Key roles

Landscape survey & feasibility study, Masterplan, Public consultation, Landscape framework plan, Hard and soft landscape proposals, Grant funding assistance, Design and access statement and design guide, Landscape maintenance plan and maintenance contract administration, Landscape contract preparation and administration

The creation of a new Coastal Reserve at the old Liverpool Airfield was a key piece to the regeneration of this area. Consultants were required who could partner with the community to discover their hopes and fears and explore how the proposed Coastal Reserve could enhance not just the local environment, but also the social and economic sustainability of the area.

Recreating a wild shore line at this site was a long held aim of both the local community and the Local Council. When Peel Holdings bought the land, they galvanised the Estuary Coastal Zone Steering Group into action. Progress relied on seizing opportunities and bypassing obstacles.

Randall Thorp were appointed as lead consultants to drive the project forward. Through our involvement and that of the wider team and stakeholders, the Coastal Reserve is now a reality. Swathes of wildflower meadow and other restored landscapes create a valuable environment that has attracted not just wildlife, but also visitors and investors to the area.



"A haven of tranquillity carved out of the old Airport site ... from the footpaths and cycle trails that wend their way through meadows and banks of tall reeds ... the silence is broken only by the calls of sea birds and waders - and the occasional plane."

A walk in the Edgelands: along the Garston shore
Speke garston masterplan

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