New director of development for Liverpool Waters

Chris Capes joins Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters project after working as development team leader at Liverpool City Council since October 2019. Tony McDonough reports

Chris Capes
Chris Capes, new director of development at Liverpool Waters


Peel L&P has appointed Chris Capes as director of development for its £5bn Liverpool Waters project.

Mr Capes, who takes up his position in June, has more than 20 years’ experience working in regeneration and property development within local government. This includes periods with Cheshire West and Chester Councils.

He is currently development team leader at Liverpool City Council, where he has worked since October 2019. In addition to having led a range of strategic development projects, Mr Capes has also helped shape key public realm and waterfront regeneration schemes.

His arrival comes at a busy time for the development. In Princes Dock, Regenda’s Plaza 1821 completed in 2020 and Moda Living’s The Lexington will also be finished in August this year.

The Central Docks neighbourhood is also moving forward. Key infrastructure projects are taking place – including the recent completion of a new link road, Jesse Hartley Way, and the new Isle of Man Ferry terminal, expected to complete in 2022.

Other residential, commercial, leisure and public realm developments are also in the pipeline, including Romal Capital’s proposals for a new £100m neighbourhood.

Mr Capes said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Peel L&P at such an exciting time and looking forward to working with the Liverpool Waters team to build on the excellent progress made in recent years.

“The regeneration of the city’s waterfront, in line with the incredible vision for the Liverpool Waters site, is vitally important for the whole region and I look forward to driving its progress.”

James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel L&P, added: “With a range of projects onsite, several in the planning stages, and the recent approval of the new Everton stadium, there has never been a more exciting time to lead the Liverpool Waters team.”

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