ParliamentSq Legacie Dev
The scheme comprises 500 apartments across four blocks

Parliament Square ‘on track’ for 2021 completion

Sarah Townsend

Legacie Developments said it is on target to complete its flagship £90m residential scheme in Liverpool after installing the steel frames for the buildings this month.

The project will see the construction of 500 contemporary apartments across four blocks on the edge of the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s creative industries quarter.

A public plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants totalling around 12,000 sq ft will connect the scheme with the Baltic Triangle, and one residential block will be topped with a penthouse apartment with views over the city, as well as a gym and rooftop spa.

Work on Parliament Square began last October by Legacie Construction, a subsidiary of the developer, and has continued amid the Covid-19 pandemic, albeit with enhanced social distancing and other health and safety measures on site to protect workers.

John Morley, founder and managing director of Legacie Developments, said the construction of the steel frames that will form the basis of each residential block is an “exciting and key milestone” in the scheme’s development.

“The steel frames form the skeleton of what will be a striking edition to the area on the edge of the city centre,” he said.

“Work is continuing on the site as much as it possibly can, given the restrictions. This scheme is going to transform a key route into the city centre, it will be a residential development that the city will be proud of.”

Legacie’s other projects in Liverpool include Ropemake Place on Renshaw Street and Reliance House on Water Street. In February, the company struck a £20m deal with fund manager Maslow Capital to part-finance the Parliament Square scheme.

Maslow Capital co-founder Chris Blowers said at the time: “[Legacie’s] track record of delivering high-specification residential developments, coupled with Liverpool’s economic growth and appeal as a destination to live and work in recent years, made the funding of this development extremely attractive.”

Parliament Square Works

Steel frames have been erected at the site close to the Baltic Triangle

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I love this scheme. The Baltic and St. James Place can only be enhanced by this. This was a bustling part of town with the David Lewis hospital and St. James station opposite, and it will be again. Between the Waterfront and the cathedral this will be a great extension to the Baltic Triangle and the city centre.

By Liverpolitan

Interesting they are continuing with Phase II given they have been struggling to sell the units.

By Anonymous

Install yes, but stall no. Get them nailed down and break the status quo.

By Michael McDonut

Lovely looking apartments

By Anonymous

I wouldn’t call Legacie’s other two developments ‘quality’. Ropemaker place is one of the cheapest looking developments to have appeared, in recent years, and the detailing and finish on Reliance House is poor. I’m not even convinced they’ve completed it at all; it’s all about the roof top extension……..which now obscures the view down Water Street.

By Anonymous

This looks a very good scheme.

Hopefully more to come in this area. Would be nice if the council decided on a couple of sight lines (e.g., two approaches – one from the waterfront and one from the south) to the cathedral and then basically let building height be unrestricted elsewhere.

By Chris