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Museum displays waterfront plans
Proposed Mann Island development (picture courtesy of Countryside Properties)
Developers say the area is an "under-used asset"
An exhibition of the planned multi-million pound re-development of Liverpool's waterfront has been put on show at the city's Maritime Museum.

Visitors can experience a computer animated 'fly through' of the Mann Island changes, said developers Neptune and Countryside Properties.

Building work is to start early in the new year.

The exhibition is open until 21 December and visitors can leave their comments in a special book.

'Under-used asset'

Plans for the Mann Island site include a new 65m Museum of Liverpool, an extension to the Leeds Liverpool Canal, a 120m mixed-use development as well as improvements to areas for public use.

The new waterfront scheme is expected to create over 800 new jobs, as well as increase the number of visitors, said the developers.

"We're beginning to see a very positive change on the city's waterfront," said Jim Gill, Liverpool Vision's Chief Executive.

"Although the Pier Head and Mann Island present the city's image to the rest of the world, the area is one of the city's most under-used assets.

"The transformation of Mann Island is key to our ambitions of making the City Centre Waterfront a visitor destination of international significance," he added.

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