Maro gets green light for 552-apartment Brunswick Quay 

The developer’s plans for the southern end of Liverpool’s dock system have been approved by Liverpool City Council, alongside proposals to construct a boutique hotel at Allerton Manor Golf Club and build 232 houses on the former Edinburgh Park Dockers Club in Anfield. 

Peel L&P’s application for a 31-storey tower within its Liverpool Waters development, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, were withdrawn before the committee. 


Brunswick Quay 

Brunswick Quay 2

Developer: Maro Developments  

Architect: Fletcher Rae 

Planner: Roman Summer Associates 

Apartments: 552 

Storeys: 7 to 12 

Southport-based Maro, set up as the property vehicle of Matalan founder John Hargreaves, first won consent for a futuristic tower proposal at Brunswick 15 years ago, but the plans were thrown out by then-Secretary of State Ruth Kelly. 

The latest proposals for the site came forward in 2018 and features 7,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure, 307 car parking spaces and 552 cycle parking spaces in addition to the apartments. 

There will be 331 two-bedroom apartments, 193 one-bedroom apartments and 28 three-bedroom apartments. 

Allerton Manor Golf Club 

Hotel Photo Allerton Manor

Developer: Green Circle Estates 

Architect: RGP Architects 

Planner: Roman Summer Associates 

Heritage advisor: Graeme Ives Heritage 

The £15m proposals for Allerton Manor include the renovation of the grade two-listed manor house and conversion to a 31-bedroom boutique hotel and spa.

Both of the club’s courses will be reconfigured to championship standard alongside the addition of a clubhouse and adventure golf in what the developer described as “first class public golf facilities”. 

The plans for the club, based on Allerton Road, Woolton, come from Michael Hanlon’s Green Circle, which previously built up Formby Hall Golf Club before selling to CS Hotels.  

Edinburgh Park Dockers Club  

Dockers Club Persimmon

Developer: Persimmon Homes North West 

Advisor: FPCR Environment & Design 

Planner: Turley 

Homes: 232 

The 12-acre site in Anfield is currently occupied by a two-storey social club at the front with football pitches to the rear, which are no longer available to the public.  

Persimmon will build out 231 homes, a mixture of houses and flats. 

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