The developer has invested £2.6m in the Liverpool city centre development, with all 18 apartments let and 3,400 sq ft of retail space in line for completion in August.
Liverpool City Council has over the last few years worked with developers on bringing a historic but damaged stretch of Dale Street back into use. Although it set out with the goal of retaining facades where possible, demolition has been carried out on structural safety grounds.
Legacie said it had worked closely with Liverpool City Council and its planning and conservation team to create a build that was in keeping with the heritage of the listed properties within the area. The Municipal Buildings, where developer Fragrance is to create a four-star hotel, is among the building’s neighbours.
The Dale Street shops project, where a spa is confirmed as one tenant, is the second phase of redevelopment undertaken by Legacie, following completion of the adjacent 99-107 Dale Street in 2016.
The developer’s other projects include Ropemaker Place on Renshaw Street, Water Street’s Reliance House and Azure Residence in the north of the city.
A Legacie spokesman said: “It was a shame that the original listed building had to be demolished on structural safety grounds, however Legacie Developments was passionate about restoring the building to its former glory and reviving this much-loved building.
“Our aim was to respect the heritage and history of the Dale Street shops and so working very closely with Liverpool City Council and its planning/conversation team was essential to develop a project that was suitable in the context of the adjacent listed properties in the area.
“We’re delighted with the completed project and are thrilled that it has received such positive feedback. It shows what can be achieved on sensitive sites when a restoration is in the right hands. It’s been an incredibly rewarding project to work on and Legacie thanks LCC for allowing us to breathe a new lease of life into this special area within the city centre.”