Leep Utilities to take over power network at £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme

Leep, which currently manages utilities at MediaCityUK in Salford and Wood Wharf, London, has struck a deal with project owner Peel Land & Property. Tony McDonough reports

Liverpool Waters
Computer-generated image of the £5bn Liverpool Waters project


Peel Land & Property has agreed a deal for Leep Utilities to take over the electricity network at its £5bn Liverpool Waters development.

A number of new residential developments are currently being built at Princes Dock, close to the Pier Head, and further along in Central Docks, with a number of new projects, including Everton FC’s new £500m stadium, in the pipeline.

Progress at Liverpool Waters has increased the load requirements to support the next phases of the project and the capacity will more than triple from the current levels. Leep has been appointed to own and operate the new network which will allow Liverpool Waters to secure capacity for the future phases of development.

Leep is a  multi-utility network owner and operator that has a track record of managing electricity, gas and water networks on new developments, with existing sites at MediaCityUK in Salford and Wood Wharf, London.

Managing director of Leep, Louise Manfredi, said: “The increased capacity provides security for future developments at Liverpool Waters and the infrastructure will be in place to provide the power required.

“We’re delighted to be working with Peel at Liverpool Waters on one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe, supporting our growth strategy and providing Liverpool Waters with an attractive proposition to occupiers, investors and developers.”

Leep Utilities is backed by Ancala Partners, an independent investment management firm and The Peel Group, one of the UK’s leading private real estate investment and infrastructure companies and owner of Peel Land & Property.

Darran Lawless, development director at Liverpool Waters, added: “With so much activity having already taken place at Liverpool Waters and much more underway, bringing Leep Utilities on board is the next step for us to continue the transformation of the city’s northern docks.”

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