An entity of TaylorHighdale, a developer headed up by directors Robert Taylor and former Liverpool footballer Sean Highdale, wants to build 86 apartments across two blocks on the corner of Blundell Street and Simpson Street in the city centre.
The 78,000 sq ft development, being brought forward by an SPV called Blundell Street, would comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats, contained within a new-build eight-storey building and a retained three-storey warehouse built in 1916.
A terrace on the roof of the new-build block is also proposed, and there would be 6,500 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floors of both buildings.
Designed by architect Modern City Architecture and Urbanism, the scheme has been recommended for approval by Liverpool City Council’s planning department next week.
An earlier, 10-storey, iteration of the scheme was scaled back due to concerns over the its proximity to Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral, This prompted the developer to reduce the number of apartments to 86 from 92.
The Planning Studio is the planning consultant for the project.
Taylor and Highdale also run a firm called Chaloner Street Developments, which is working on a project to redevelop the former Norton Scrap Metal site off Upper Parliament Street in Liverpool to create 650 homes and a 200-bedroom hotel.