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Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Albert Dock at night
Location Liverpool, North West England, England, United Kingdom
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iii), (iv)
Reference 1150
Inscription 2004 (28th Session)
Endangered 2012–...
Area 136 ha (340 acres)
Buffer zone 750.5 ha (1,855 acres)

The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Liverpool, England. The six sites includes the Pier Head, Albert Dock, William Brown Street, and other famous landmarks in the city. They are considered the 'the supreme example of a commercial port at a time of Britain's greatest global influence'.

The sites have been nominated to UNESCO in January 2003. By March 2004, ICOMOS recommended the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City as a World Heritage Site. It was accepted under cultural basis: ii, iii and iv.

In 2012, the proposed construction of Liverpool Waters project caused for the sites to be included in the List of World Heritage in Danger. In July 2017, UNESCO warned it may lose its status because of the development plans.

The English Heritage argued against the Liverpool Waters development. It believes that it may lead some of Liverpool's most significant historic buildings to be “severely compromised”.

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