Chinatown extension approved in Liverpool
Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to the £200m mixed-use regeneration of a five-acre site next to Chinatown, which aims to deliver up to 800 apartments, 120,000 sq ft of offices and a 140-bedroom hotel over three phases.
The project is being delivered by developer North Point Global, Blok Architecture and PHD1 Construction.
North Point plans to start on site in the New Year. According to the developer, “the scheme is fully funded”, however there were no details as to the source of the funding.
The planning application was approved at Liverpool City Council’s last planning committee meeting of the year, which took place on Tuesday 15 December. North Point was given detailed consent for the first phase of the development at Great George Street, which will bring forward an initial 150 flats and 20,000 sq ft of commercial space. Outline permission was granted for the second and third phases.
North Point Global is the development arm of PHD1 Construction. North Point is currently on site with the £90m mixed-use Pall Mall scheme near Leeds Street in Liverpool, and commercial space for Baltic Creative in Norfolk Street. PHD1 Construction is building the £77m Angelgate apartment project in Dantzic Street, Manchester for Pindelco, the sister-company of North Point.
Also approved at the same planning meeting was Redrow’s redevelopment of Holly Lodge School to provide 60 homes.
The scheme is one of the first to be delivered as part of the £200m Liverpool Housing Partnership programme.
The partnership is made up of Redrow, Wilmott Dixon, Liverpool Mutual Homes and the council. The programme aims to provide 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use.
Click below for artist’s impressions of North Point’s Chinatown development