Plans cleared for potential £200m office scheme in Liverpool

WCN Editorial Team 31 Jan 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Liverpool City Council planning committee has cleared a £4.2m plan to remediate land for a £200m Grade A office scheme to be developed by Kier Property and CTP in Liverpool City Centre.

The plan is to remediate land at Pall Mall, in the Commercial District, which has been earmarked for a 400,000ft² development project, led by Kier Property and CTP.

Willmott Dixon has been appointed as contractor for the work, which is expected to take around eight months and is being supported by a £3.5m grant from the Local Growth Fund.

Local Growth Funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through the Strategic Investment Fund.

As part of the enabling works, a £1.25m scheme will be implemented to relocate a substation on site, which will be fully operational by March 2020 to serve future development.

Kier Property and CTP are expected to submit a planning application shortly, outlining a three-phase development.

The proposed Pall Mall scheme, behind the old Exchange Station site, will feature three office buildings, a hotel and 80,200ft² of public space, all centred around a new green square.

The open space will be developed in the first phase, where the number of trees will be increased and additional public realm will be incorporated into the design.

After completion, the development is expected to increase the amount of public space with new pedestrian walkways and public seating to accompany a pavilion, which could be used as a café or restaurant.

Ground floor space will accommodate retail or leisure units.

Kier Property and CTP have appointed architect Allies & Morrison and landscape architects Re-Form to design the scheme.

Liverpool City Council has appointed a planning team, led by Arup, to prepare a Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to master plan the future development of the Commercial District.

The SRF will examine building design guidelines and public realm strategy, identify opportunities to attract new commercial investment and to improve connections across the district and to the wider City Centre, which includes Peel Land’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme.

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Image: CGI of Pall Mall Green Square. Photo: Courtesy of Liverpool BID Company.

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