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LAG Pritchard Architects designed the scheme

Liverpool’s Voyager scheme to progress

Dan Whelan

Plans from developer Waterloo Tower for a 16-storey block comprising 135 apartments on the boundary of the Liverpool Waters and Ten Streets development zones are to be approved next week. 

The development would be built on a plot on the corner of Waterloo Road and Paisley Street, currently occupied by Bacchus Greek Taverna and a three-storey former warehouse, which would both be demolished under the proposals. 

Designed by LAG Pritchard Architects, the scheme, known as Voyager, would comprise 22 studio and 38 one-bedroom apartments, as well as 65 two-bedroom units and 10 three-bedroom properties. 

In addition, Voyager would feature a 2,500 sq ft roof terrace and 20-space car park. 

An earlier iteration of the scheme proposed a 40-storey tower on the site, featuring a hotel at lower levels.

However, following pre-application discussions with Liverpool City Council, the developer lodged plans for a scaled-back 14-storey block with 120 flats, according to the architect. 

Late last year, further discussions with the council resulted in the addition of two floors and 15 apartments. 

The applicant, Waterloo Tower, was founded in November 2018 by Chris Saggers. John Cosgrove is also listed as a director of the company as of last September. 

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee will meet to discuss the proposals, which are recommended for approval, next Tuesday.

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Shhh, don’t let the nimbys find out.

By Michael McDonut

It doesnt fit into the area at all.

By Bixteth Boy

Looks great 10 Streets is another up and coming area along to docklands , like the Fabric District and Baltic Triangle, Tobacco Warehouse is coming on amazing the largest single brick warehouse in the world , once Bramley Moore Everton ground start the knock on effect is going to be unreal along the North shore docklands.

By Derek

Liverpool waters is like a different world. The delight of arrival and feelings of sadness on departure. Visiting ships and vessels from far and distant lands. The mystery, intrigue and its delightful setting. This is a welcome addition and in time people will grow to love it.

By Liverpool romance

Well , it’s another block of flats. I wish I had some more of those rose tinted spectacles but I don’t. Not a worthy addition but it fills a gap in the skyline.

By Wirralwanderer

Don’t mind this, it’s a decent build on the edge between Princes dock before heading down to the 10 streets area. The areas around here have so much potential.

By Cliff