Liverpool’s Voyager scheme to progress
Plans from developer Waterloo Tower for a 16-storey block comprising 135 apartments on the boundary of the Liverpool Waters and Ten Streets development zones are to be approved next week.
The development would be built on a plot on the corner of Waterloo Road and Paisley Street, currently occupied by Bacchus Greek Taverna and a three-storey former warehouse, which would both be demolished under the proposals.
Designed by LAG Pritchard Architects, the scheme, known as Voyager, would comprise 22 studio and 38 one-bedroom apartments, as well as 65 two-bedroom units and 10 three-bedroom properties.
In addition, Voyager would feature a 2,500 sq ft roof terrace and 20-space car park.
An earlier iteration of the scheme proposed a 40-storey tower on the site, featuring a hotel at lower levels.
However, following pre-application discussions with Liverpool City Council, the developer lodged plans for a scaled-back 14-storey block with 120 flats, according to the architect.
Late last year, further discussions with the council resulted in the addition of two floors and 15 apartments.
The applicant, Waterloo Tower, was founded in November 2018 by Chris Saggers. John Cosgrove is also listed as a director of the company as of last September.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee will meet to discuss the proposals, which are recommended for approval, next Tuesday.