Bridle Road, Total Developments, c Google Earth snapshot

The site has been vacant since 2021. Credit: Google Earth

Bootle Girobank campus redevelopment resurfaces

Total Developments is planning to build around 390,000 sq ft of industrial units on the 22-acre Bridle Road site, which was most recently occupied by Santander.

Total’s proposed redevelopment of the Bootle Girobank campus comes three years after Santander scrapped its own plans to flatten the 645,000 sq ft office complex and build a modern 220,000 sq ft replacement for 2,500 staff.

Santander then sold the site, which had been vacant since 2021. Demolition of the campus began last year.

Total has lodged an EIA Scoping Request with Sefton Council that sets out the scope of its plans. The developer wants to build nine units on the site ranging from 15,500 sq ft 130,000 sq ft.

The developer’s vision is to create a “highly sustainable employment location, with employment facilities designed to the highest standard and incorporating sustainable design features”, according to a planning statement prepared by Stantec.

Stantec and C4 Projects are advising Total on the proposals. To learn more, search for reference number DC/2024/01030 on Sefton Council’s planning portal.

On a neighbouring site, Royal London is in the process of building the first four warehouses – totalling 345,000 sq ft – at the 50-acre Atlantic Park site off Dunnings Bridge Road.

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Maybe improve public transport to go with it.

By Sid

There is already units and office space around the area which has been empty a long time why build more

By Anonymous

Back to the issue of nobody at a political level being very interested in a diverse job base.
There’s never been an explanation of how Sefton/LCRCA let 2500 decent white collar jobs and a new £75 million operations centre slip away from Bootle in the wake of the pandemic, nearest big Santander office now Sheffield, and only vague talk of home working for remaining contact centre staff and a small “hub” on Dunnings Bridge Road. And this was after years of the site declining from the Girobank days, and 1000s of Civil Service jobs also disappearing from Bootle.
Liverpool was previously a major banking and insurance centre – with its own national High Street bank until the 60s and Royal Insurance until more recently – but it’s been gradually allowed to drift away through mergers and relocations, leaving some back office at best which is then the easiest thing to cut or move overseas.
More big sheds may be better than nothing, but not better than a coherent strategy to retain and bring in a decent range of jobs.

By Postmaster General

32 years of work and memories turned into a warehouse ,that’s life !

By Anonymous

Thay will not improve the 58 bus service thay don’t care for that eara . Bootle transport mangers arelet it go down like the 63 hospital bus aways missing them to bus out. And Steve Rotherham doesn’t do anything about this

By Anonymous

Increase in traffic on Dunningsbridge Road and Bridle Road. Roads that are already very busy and not maintained. Switch Island is the ‘gateway’ to the ‘fabulous’ Port of Liverpool. Scant thought and/or attention given to residents and their families. We want social housing and green sustainable & maintained areas. There are already many business units scattered around Netherton and Aintree.

By Annie

What has happened to levelling up?
The jobs are going South!!

By Anonymous

Once again this area is being industrialised at the cost of the people who live in the area. Not only is there a huge lorry park next door , adding to the pollution now this. Whatever happened to out green spaces and the promise of clean and a greener future. The corrupt Sefton council seems hell bent on devising this area from seaforth to Maghull

By Anonymous

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