Images have emerged of a 48-storey tower proposed for Old Hall Street in Liverpool, one of two high-rise residential buildings planned by a joint venture between Prospect Capital and Wilcocks & Wilcocks.
A planning application was submitted before Christmas for Ovatus 1, a 27-storey building designed by Hodder+Partners, which joint venture applicant Prospect and Wilcocks & Wilcocks said would be the smaller of two skyscrapers of a similar style set to be built on the site.
Ovatus 1 totals 168 homes, including 14 three-bed apartments, 88 two-bed apartments, 22 one-bed apartments and 44 studios. Ovatus 2 is expected to include around 500 flats, but details are yet to be confirmed.
At the time of putting in plans for Ovatus 1, Prospect Capital said that an application for Ovatus 2 would follow during 2017. According to the planning documents submitted with Ovatus 1, construction of the second tower would need to wait until Shop Direct vacate the plot in 2020.
If constructed, Ovatus 2 would be the tallest building in Liverpool, topping West Tower on the waterfront which reaches 40 storeys.
The development sits within the buffer zone boundary of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site and is located less than half a mile away from the Princes Dock, which backs onto the waterfront of the River Mersey.
Wirral-registered Prospect Capital is led by director Craig Blackwell. Blackwell is also behind The Residence, an office-to-resi conversion of 90 flats in Liverpool city centre. Wilcocks & Wilcocks is a Liverpool-based wealth manager.
WSP, Indigo Planning and Planit-IE are advising.