Former Merseyside landfill site becomes a waterside park.
With landscapes designed by Gillespies, the newly opened Port Sunlight River Park has been created on the former Bromborough landfill site.
The 28-hectare park is part of the Wirral Coastal Path. It provides access to the River Mersey as well as views of the Liverpool skyline. Visitors can enjoy ‘unrivalled views’ of the stunning waterfront and beyond, from the top of a 37-metre-high mound.
The site also boasts beautiful wetlands and a variety of flora and fauna. The site is on a long term lease to The Land Trust, which has appointed Wirral Autistic Society to manage it.
The opening of the park has been long awaited by many, says Gillespies, not least local residents, ‘who are thrilled that their views will now be enhanced by a stunning green, natural space, rather than the landfill site that they previously endured’.