Elliot Group has received planning permission for a £50m mid-rise residential development in Liverpool’s Baltic neighbourhood, following a collaborative design review with Liverpool City Council and Historic England.
The Falconer Chester Hall-designed scheme, overlooking the city’s south docks and its new exhibition centre, was the subject of review to reduce the height of one of the blocks from 20 storeys to ensure views of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral were protected.
Developer Elliot Lawless said: “Credit to Liverpool Council, they managed the process in a very consensual way which enabled all parties to derive benefits from it. We were put on our mettle but the result is a better scheme for the city.
“We’re delighted with the outcome of today’s planning hearing, not just for the consent itself but because it gives us greater clarity with regards to how the council will view possible future proposals from us in Baltic.”
The development will deliver 253 apartments in two linked blocks of 15 and 14 storeys, together with an entrepreneurial hub at ground floor to provide space for the area’s start-up scene.
The scheme is Elliot Group’s third on Norfolk Street, with two other developments totaling 256 apartments and studios, plus 6,000 sq ft of office space. The two other projects are ahead of schedule according to Elliot Group, and this third development will use the same main contractor, Newry Construction.