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Maro's original plans for Brunswick Quay were first lodged 15 years ago

Maro gets green light for 552-apartment Brunswick Quay 

The developer’s plans for the southern end of Liverpool’s dock system have been approved by Liverpool City Council, alongside proposals to construct a boutique hotel at Allerton Manor Golf Club and build 232 houses on the former Edinburgh Park Dockers Club in Anfield. 

Peel L&P’s application for a 31-storey tower within its Liverpool Waters development, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, were withdrawn before the committee. 


Brunswick Quay 

Brunswick Quay 2

Developer: Maro Developments  

Architect: Fletcher Rae 

Planner: Roman Summer Associates 

Apartments: 552 

Storeys: 7 to 12 

Southport-based Maro, set up as the property vehicle of Matalan founder John Hargreaves, first won consent for a futuristic tower proposal at Brunswick 15 years ago, but the plans were thrown out by then-Secretary of State Ruth Kelly. 

The latest proposals for the site came forward in 2018 and features 7,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure, 307 car parking spaces and 552 cycle parking spaces in addition to the apartments. 

There will be 331 two-bedroom apartments, 193 one-bedroom apartments and 28 three-bedroom apartments. 

Allerton Manor Golf Club 

Hotel Photo Allerton Manor

Developer: Green Circle Estates 

Architect: RGP Architects 

Planner: Roman Summer Associates 

Heritage advisor: Graeme Ives Heritage 

The £15m proposals for Allerton Manor include the renovation of the grade two-listed manor house and conversion to a 31-bedroom boutique hotel and spa.

Both of the club’s courses will be reconfigured to championship standard alongside the addition of a clubhouse and adventure golf in what the developer described as “first class public golf facilities”. 

The plans for the club, based on Allerton Road, Woolton, come from Michael Hanlon’s Green Circle, which previously built up Formby Hall Golf Club before selling to CS Hotels.  

Edinburgh Park Dockers Club  

Dockers Club Persimmon

Developer: Persimmon Homes North West 

Advisor: FPCR Environment & Design 

Planner: Turley 

Homes: 232 

The 12-acre site in Anfield is currently occupied by a two-storey social club at the front with football pitches to the rear, which are no longer available to the public.  

Persimmon will build out 231 homes, a mixture of houses and flats. 

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Hilarious (not actually). The one decent looking building gets pulled to avoid upsetting the WHS political stunt, while this ugly bunch get the OK.

Liverpool: Coventry in the making.

By Mike

Glad the Maro scheme is proceeding, like to see it on site asap, will bring further life to the Brunswick area and encourage more shops and bars locally , and even a jetty for a ferry stop in the post Covid, outdoor friendly times.
The golf club hotel , well its different so prepared to support it as we have too many bland proposals coming forward that conform with the status quo, it looks like the kind of thing the French would do to a similar style building set back on a small road leading out of , maybe, Fontainebleau .

By Anonymous

Brunswick Quay. This couldn’t look uglier if it came with a hump.

By L8romance

Are they actually trying to make Liverpool look ugly? Is this the plan? We can’t live on heritage, there has to be new development but this? Really? Brunswick Quay looks like a prison ship and Allerton Manor Golf Club looks like someone’s been playing with their Lego set.

By Wirralwanderer

I think Salford Quays could take inspiration from Brunswick Quay. I think over time people will grow to love this.

By Liverpool romance

I can’t say I like the Maro scheme, although the views from the Delifonseca side of the dock look fine. This is the area where the 90s residentials give way to the old dock warehouses of Brunswick, so this is a transition zone, and I agree with ‘Anonymous’ that Brunswick needs more shops, bars, cafés to add to Delifonseca and Bean, so that’s a big plus. Maybe I’ll get to like it as it grows into its landscape. I didn’t like Mann Island when it was built. This area has a lot more potential for local amenities and as a stopping off point between the central Waterfront and Otterspool.

By Red Squirrel

It won’t get built.

By Anonymous

We are lucky to get anything built in Liverpool with the current planning department. Even designated areas for development are denied, the sooner the whole council here is overhauled the better absoutle amateurs from the Mayor down to the councillors and officers.

By Town Hall Tommy

Hideous…hideous.. concrete blocks….NO character…no charm….like living in a futuristic vacuum…where..oh where are the sympathetic architects….scared perhaps of displeasing the dystopic prevailing culture legion !!!


By Tercol

The Brunswick Quay one looks great.

By Derek

This is as good as it’s ever going to get in Liverpool, while we are governed by the anti Liverpool – pro Manchester think tanks in the guises of WHS and UNESCO.

By Michael McDonut

Salford Quays? I think Rikers island could take inspiration from Brunswick Quay…but not much.

By L8romance

Allerton golf course great plans ….apart from terrible hotel Lego box on top,of classic foundations….shame good taste not a planning criterion

By George

@Michael McDonut doesn’t fool anyone planting his conspiracy theories on every Liverpool article, supposedly about what Liverpool people think, from his Manchester base. His interference is so crude it’s almost laughable, but pretending to represent people you don’t is lacking in integrity.

By The Crows Nest