Derwent Group has submitted an application to redevelop a site west of Liverpool Shopping Park, in the second phase of its retail and leisure scheme.
The application proposes the demolition of Montrose Office park, which Derwent owns, and the construction of a 21,000 sq ft Lidl supermarket and 1,800 sq ft drive-through Starbucks coffee shop.
The site falls within the area that has planning consent for the under construction Liverpool Shopping Park, an out-of-town retail park on Edge Lane being developed by Derwent. Once complete, the park will comprise 700,000 sq ft of leasable space.
Just one of three two-storey office buildings at the park now remains, and is occupied by Savills. The majority of the buildings were demolished to enable widening of Milton Road to serve the retail park.
Savills is employed as Derwent’s property manager and the team uses office space in the Montrose building. Derwent has planning approval for a replacement marketing suite to open above the Subway and Greggs outlets, which were built as part of the first phase of the scheme.
One Design, as one of Lidl’s retained contractors, is the architect, while AEW is the lead architect for the wider Liverpool Shopping Park scheme.
Aylward Town Planning is planner and MJM is transport and travel consultant.
The wider site, previously known as Edge Lane Retail Park, was granted full planning consent in March 2015.
Existing occupiers at the park include Next, M&S Food Hall, River Island, H&M, TK Maxx and Smyths Toys, which were delivered in phase one.
Work to develop a cinema, bowling alley and further retail units is also underway as part of phases two and three.
All major planning approvals are in place for the second and third phase, and the Lidl store is expected to open in 2021.
Derwent also has an option to redevelop neighbouring land that is currently a skate park. which the developer has earmarked for a number of large non-food retail units.