Elliot Group has submitted a planning application for a £36m extension to its Wolstenholme Square project in Liverpool, to be called The Address at One Wolstenholme Square.
The submission is for an 11-storey apartment block on the site of the former headquarters of social care charity PSS on Seel Street, which Elliot Group acquired in June. The scheme, if approved, will provide 150,000 sq ft of new space.
The development will provide 200 homes, plus two commercial units and a rooftop terrace for residents. Homes will be divided between studios, of which there will be 32, and 102 one-bed apartments and 66 two-bed homes.
“We’ve worked really hard to develop a scheme that not only adds value to the surrounding streetscape, but also takes the wider Wolstenholme Square project forward in terms of amenity and the range of homes offered,” said Elliot Lawless, managing director of Elliot Group.
“We’ve been able to introduce more two bed apartments and the additional commercial space will be key to our strategy of animating the development at street level. We’re keen to ensure that all our commercial tenants are local independent operators so that they add to the development’s distinctive feel. This has worked really well for us on Norfolk Street in the Baltic and will suit the square’s vibe perfectly.”
The wider Wolstenholme Square project is now 95% pre-sold and the acquisition was designed to satisfy investor demand for more homes in the area, according to Elliot Group.
Falconer Chester Hall is the architect.
Elliot Group is currently building out its existing planning approval for Wolstenholme Square, which includes 447 studio and one-bedroom apartments, with a revamped square below and a landscaped passage through to Seel Street which will be lined with restaurants, cafes and workspaces for independent businesses.
Zerum is acting as planning consultants for the submission.