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PLANNING | Permission nears for £200m Pall Mall

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The hybrid application guiding development at Kier Property and CTP’s £200m Pall Mall scheme in Liverpool city centre has been earmarked for consent at the council’s next planning committee.

The large-scale, mixed use project is recommended for approval, alongside the development of a 200-bedroom hotel to service the cruise liner terminal at Princes Dock, and a 111-apartment student accommodation scheme on Roscoe Street.

The council is due to meet on 8 October


Pall Mall

Pall Mall Green Square CGI

Developer: Kier Property and CTP

Contractor: Willmott Dixon

Architect: Allies & Morrison

Offices: 400,000 sq ft

Hotels: Two

The hybrid planning application from developers Kier Property and CTP covers a large swathe of the city around Bixteth Gardens and Exchange Station. The application includes full permission for a 112,000 sq ft office and public realm, along with outline permission for a hotel and two further offices totalling 400,000 sq ft.

Fattal Hotels, which operates the Leonardo brand, has agreed heads of terms for the 13-storey hotel. The deal could help unlock the development of the offices, while investment firm Rathbones is also understood to be circling a potential 100,000 sq ft pre-let.

The professional team on the project includes landscape architect Re-form. Colliers and Worthington Owen are the agents.

Cruise liner hotel, Princes Road

Wates Cruise Liner Terminal Hotel

Developer: Liverpool City Council

Contractor: Wates

Architect: Brock Carmichael

Bedrooms: 200

The development forms part of Peel Land & Property’s Liverpool Waters. Subject to planning, the development will be a four-star 200-bedroom accommodation complex, including a lobby bar, cafe, restaurant, business suite and back of house facilities as well as visitor and coach parking, and a taxi pick-up and drop-off point.

The hotel is intended to support and supplement the city’s new cruise liner terminal at Liverpool Waters’ Princes Dock, which once built will accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships. The team includes Curtins as civil and structural engineer, Ramboll as M&E engineer, JLL as planner, and Planit IE as landscape architect.

Roscoe Street

Roscoe Street

Developer: Frenson

Architect: Smith Young

Scheme: Student accommodation

Studios: 111

The project being proposed is on a corner site of Roscoe Street and Oldham Street, and would see the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a part-four, part-seven storey block.

The site is between the Knowledge Quarter and Georgian Quarter, which have seen a spate on student-related developments in recent years. There have been some letters of objection to the scheme, balanced in number by letters of support.

The objections from local residents relate to an “inappropriate size of development”, loss of privacy, congestion, and the potential disturbance caused by students.

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By Dan

Good news re: Pall Mall, although worth noting that Rathbone’s are wealth managers, not lawyers (and Liverpool’s oldest company, btw: est 1720s).

No mention of provision for the roaming wildebeest that used to roam Bixteth Gardens, which is disappointing. Where have they been re-housed? Knowsley, one presumes.

By Sceptical

Eleanor Rathbone is the leading candidate for a new statue in St. George’s Hall, for her services to the city, and as the leading ‘suffragist’ in Parliament. The Rathbones have indeed played prominent roles in the city, including its business community and the university since at least the 1720s.

By Liverpolitan

Skyscrapers need to be in the right place; put them anywhere and you end up like ‘any old city’. Liverpool has lots of great sites for skyscrapers but they need to unfold over time. Pall Mall will be good!

By Liverpolitan

Hey up Liverpolitan: Your are dead right. A PLACE must have a known history to give it and its inhabitants a sense of identity. We need more memorials (of various sorts) to remind us of the local folk who culturally created our communities. No more naming after kings or queens or fictional names that “sound nice” without any local connection: no more “Royal Regal Square Circle” places.

By James Hayes

Oh this is glorious new’s for Liverpool office’s!! Mary x

By Mary Woolley