Chinatown Great George Street Liverpool

Chinatown extension approved in Liverpool

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to the £200m mixed-use regeneration of a five-acre site next to Chinatown, which aims to deliver up to 800 apartments, 120,000 sq ft of offices and a 140-bedroom hotel over three phases.

The project is being delivered by developer North Point Global, Blok Architecture and PHD1 Construction.

North Point plans to start on site in the New Year. According to the developer, “the scheme is fully funded”, however there were no details as to the source of the funding.

The planning application was approved at Liverpool City Council’s last planning committee meeting of the year, which took place on Tuesday 15 December. North Point was given detailed consent for the first phase of the development at Great George Street, which will bring forward an initial 150 flats and 20,000 sq ft of commercial space. Outline permission was granted for the second and third phases.

North Point Global is the development arm of PHD1 Construction. North Point is currently on site with the £90m mixed-use Pall Mall scheme near Leeds Street in Liverpool, and commercial space for Baltic Creative in Norfolk Street. PHD1 Construction is building the £77m Angelgate apartment project in Dantzic Street, Manchester for Pindelco, the sister-company of North Point.

Also approved at the same planning meeting was Redrow’s redevelopment of Holly Lodge School to provide 60 homes.

The scheme is one of the first to be delivered as part of the £200m Liverpool Housing Partnership programme.

The partnership is made up of Redrow, Wilmott Dixon, Liverpool Mutual Homes and the council. The programme aims to provide 1,500 new homes and bring a further 1,000 back into use.

Click below for artist’s impressions of North Point’s Chinatown development

Your Comments

Great news and some pretty interesting and dynamic architecture there, good to see some new commercial office space also in the offering, what with this and other schemes planned for 2016, I may be in danger of falling off my bicycle with all this excitment!

By Man on bicycle

Yes, great news. The architecture will be enhanced if a cluster of similar tall buildings can be developed around Great Georges Place (St. James Street/edge of Baltic). The Council or Liverpool Vision and landowners should work together to encourage this. Don’t fall off your bike Man :-)

By Paul Blackburn

… an important site in the context of the growth of the City and also fixing a scar on the City’s approach from the south

… imaginative, with scale and density, good design must be under pinned by good build quality on this most sensitive of sites

… well done to all involved … don’t let the scheme down by poor contractor selection …

By Norman Davies

It wont look like that! I bet you now!

By Bob Dawson

Rrrrrrrrrraaaa, I hope it does, or at least represent some innovative designs, it’s just across from my office and will bring much needed activity and business to the area..,

By Man on bicycle

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