Glenbrook revisits Keel phase two

The developer, alongside investor Barings Real Estate, has reapplied for planning consent for the second phase of the Queens Dock development in Liverpool, after permission for the 260-apartment project lapsed earlier this year.  

Designed by architect Brock Carmichael, the proposed scheme on Liverpool’s waterfront would deliver 260 apartments across two eight-storey blocks. 

The resubmitted plans for the second phase of Keel are much the same as the original application, approved in 2016, with some minor changes to internal floor layouts, according to Glenbrook.

In 2019, approval for six townhouses and a residents’ pavilion on the same site at Keel Wharf was also granted. 

Glenbrook director Guy Butler told Place North West the company is in talks with several prospective contractors about starting on site, but does not expect to break ground this side of Christmas. 

Barings Real Estate bought the completed 170,000 sq ft first phase of Glenbrook’s development in 2018. 

The Keel Liverpool Min

The first phase of Glenbrook’s Keel completed in 2015

Formerly home to HMRC, collapsed contractor Pochin was the lead contractor for the first phase of the Keel, which was Liverpool’s first PRS development. 

Barings paid Moorfield £46.75m for the 240-apartment project, in an acquisition that also included the site earmarked for the second phase, and retained Glenbrook as the development partner for the subsequent phase.

Stuart McCrone, projects director at Glenbrook, described the site as “one of the prime residential locations in Liverpool”, and added that Glenbrook was hoping to build on its “longstanding” track record of delivering projects in the city. 

Barings and Glenbrook are also delivering a £57m residential scheme in Cornbrook, Manchester. The development features two 280 flats across two 15-storey towers and topped out in January. 

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