The building is located within Liverpool’s Ten Streets district. Credit: via planning documents

Conversion of historic Liverpool warehouse advances 

Mandale Homes has submitted proposals to transform the grade two-listed Bonded Tea Warehouse off Great Howard Street into 211 apartments. 

The developer held a consultation on the scheme, located within Liverpool’s Ten Streets district, earlier this year. 

ELG Planning is advising Mandle on its proposals, which will see the 1840s warehouse converted into homes. 

The plans include 134 one-bedroom apartments, 63 with two bedrooms and 14 with three. 

An open-air atrium would be created to facilitate the conversion. 

A similar but larger project is underway nearby. Harcourt Developments is converting Tobacco Warehouse into 538 homes, part of the Stanley Dock regeneration. 

Other Mandale schemes in the pipeline include the residential conversion of the 81,000 sq ft Regian House – one of the former Liverpool HMRC buildings vacated following the organisation’s consolidation into India Buildings – and the redevelopment of 40,000 sq ft of offices at Greenwood Business Centre’s in Salford into homes. 

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A perfect location. I could see myself living there.

By Liverpool Romance

A cracking development for such a historic building, this is the same procedure used with the Tobacco Warehouse which is much bigger, whereby a central atrium is gauged out.
The old warehouses in Marseille have employed the same process with stunning effect ,with both residential and leisure useage.
Surely the planners and the Ten Streets lot can`t object to this.

By Anonymous

Northern Docks are going to be fantastic, Liverpool is a cracking looking city , its not all grim up North

By Anonymous

This is great. I have often admired this building.

By Elephant

Of course planning permission will be refused, sigh….

By Anonymous

What happened to the proposed Ten Streets high velocity rotating theatre of creativity?

By I don’t evolve I revolve

And who is going to live there? Can’t see any of these being affordable. Just not enough high paying Jobs in Liverpool for the young professionals these are aimed at .

By Anonymous

Unfortunately the planners in Liverpool do not represent what the city needs or the general consensus of the inhabitants . They operate in their own universe and take great delight in making decisions based on self interest and anti progress , comparative to other regional cities in England we are falling way behind . The toxic combination of a useless council who are anti business and a planning department taking great delight in saying no has resulted in the big movers and shakers avoiding our city . Its tragic.

By Paul M

Of course there are high paid jobs in Liverpool.
Stick to your own city

By Anonymous

Two questions: 1) Where is the landscaping/greening consideration? (Please don’t tell me they’re retaining the integrity of the original building – a balance can surely be struck). 2) Why haven’t the architects retained the historic molded HM Customs warrant/insignia currently in place? Clearly, it’s in need of restoration, but with some sensitive craftsmanship and careful restoration, it would look majestic on what is essentially an austere frontage.

By Dezine

“And who is going to live there ? “, well let`s wait and see, but here we have a developer, in Mandale , willing to risk money in Liverpool and put to use a fine old building that is currently neglected, note as well Mandale are cracking on with another development on James Street, so let`s be happy someone has confidence in us.

By Anonymous

Oh if only this could happen. There is is so much against it though.

By Anonymous

I am not sure where the comment re the green space comes from – as developer wont have much scope for this with this building. Don’t the council make you pay for it elsewhere to offset it? Its a fantastic building – shame there are not more 3 bed otherwise we will never get families living in the city centre!

By Mary Smiley

Great building . Can see it from my own house

By Gary

It looks like a prison block. Hope they find some way of softening it up.

By RobbieD

I note another development by Torus has started ed on the canal locks opposite the titanic….lots going on

By George

It won’t happen.

By Cal

Going to be hard to cost this in right now..tough times ahead.

By Anonymous

It’s happening believe me !!!!
Loads going on in Liverpool atm and confidence is coming back to this wonderful attractive looking city on the waterfront

By Anonymous

Liverpool is NOT dead yet Mcr.

By Eric

A positive attractive development that will enhance the area and bring prosperity

By Tercol

Nice to know there is still some development here. We may be down but we’re not out yet!

By Scouse mouse

I hope they can do something about the looks if they get it through. No time to skimp on the greenery for this one.

By George

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