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8. National Discovery Park, Liverpool, £91.4M

Construction of Liverpool's National Discovery Park is expected to start next summer providing backers can agree design changes with the Millennium Commission. Set in Chavasse Park close to the city centre, the project will contain attractions described by promoter Liverpool Millennium Consortium as 'celebrating the growth in information technology, broadcast and multi- media'. Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is backing the £91.4M scheme through specially formed company Rosemary Chavasse. This heads up the LMC partnership which also includes developer Morrison, English Partnerships and the City Council.

The project secured a £27M lottery grant last February, much of which will be spent on the huge canopy covering the park and a new footbridge link to the nearby Albert Dock. Since then, the Commission ordered LMC to refine the project to give it 'a more millennial theme' and to demonstrate greater value for its public funding.

Architects Leslie Jones and Brock Carmichael are working up designs for attractions like a Space Time Machine and are expected to add revenue- raising commercial developments. Match funding for the Millennium Commission grant project has still to be committed, but is expected to come from a European grant, English Partnerships funding, the City Council and banks. AO

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