Heaps Ric Mill Legacie p.This Generation

The mill has been empty since 2004. Credit: via This Generation

Legacie starts £140m revamp of historic Liverpool building 

The former Heaps Rice Mill off Park Lane is being converted into apartments, while a 16-storey new-build element will house some of the 620 homes planned. 

As well as a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, Legacie Developments’ £140m Heaps Rice Mill scheme will feature a luxury underground spa and a museum celebrating the building’s history. 

Legacie’s conversion of the grade two-listed Liverpool mill, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, is underway and due to complete in 2025. 

Working with sales agent RWInvest, around 80% of the apartments have already been sold off plan, according to Legacie. 

“This is going to be another game-changing development from Legacie,” said John Morley, founder and chief executive of Legacie Developments. 

“The site is held in high regard by the people of Liverpool and we have started work on a sensitive redevelopment that pays tribute to the history of the building but also delivers a modern living complex complete with first-class facilities.” 

The mill is located on the edge of the Baltic Triangle and has been empty since 2005.  It was previously used by Joseph Heap & Sons, which once ground rice for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.

Developer One Park Lane won planning consent for the site’s redevelopment in 2014 and Inhabit bought the plot a year later. 

In 2019, a joint venture between Elliot Lawless and Valorem Investment Partners’ Anthony Maxwell-Jones bought the site with the intention of redeveloping it. 

However, no work had taken place in the eight years since planning permission was granted until now. 

A 260-bedroom Dalata Maldron Hotel is being built on a neighbouring site. Aviva is forward funding the hotel, which is being constructed by McAleer & Rushe. 

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Great news. A really interesting building in a great location. I’d love to be the person who owns the budget hotel next door, fronting Salthouse Dock: ripe for redevelopment.

By Sceptical

Fantastic news! Come on Liverpool, let’s get back on that redevelopment track 😁

By David


By Anonymous

Will be great to see this finished, well done Legacie, let`s hope they have more plans in the pipeline around the Baltic area.
Strange though that the City Council passed this scheme but refused the one at the Bonded Tea warehouse all because of parking, I think they just make it all up on the hoof.
This council forever goes on about heritage but if nothing happens at the Tea Warehouse soon it will just deteriorate.

By Anonymous

Delighted great news and hopefully the start of some much needed momentum in our sluggish property market. I just hope this is a quality build and materials as its in a key prominent location , please no brick cladding that will fall off after a couple of years.
lets hope for a positive 2023 for the city , Cruise liner terminal etc 🙂

By Paul M - Woolton

Great scheme looking forward to seeing the progress. Well done Legacie and RW Invest.

By Alex McCann

Great news finally doing something with this building.Been an eyesore for years and gradually dilapidated.Can’t wait to see it and the underground spa and museum which is great that they are keeping the history behind it will defiantly be paying a visit when done .


‘However’ !!!!
It’s on and it will be brilliant. Used to supply ground rice for your Kellogs rice crispys .

By Eric

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