Graham Construction aims to complete the 336-home Pall Mall Press in October 2023, having been appointed by developer Ridgeback.
Place North West revealed in February that an entity of build-to-rent developer Ridgeback had selected Graham Construction to build out the 336-home scheme at 30-36 Pall Mall, having bought the site from Anwyl Construction. Work has now started on site.
In 2017, Anwyl won approval for a £60m development on the Pall Mall site bounded by Highfield Street, Prussia Street and Cockspur Street West, opposite the wider Pall Mall commercial scheme.
The proposals comprise two residential blocks of 10 and 22 storeys each, containing 48 studios, 112 one-bedroom, 153 two-bedroom, 23 three-bedroom apartments.
Having bought the site, Ridgeback applied to discharge several conditions of Anwyl’s planning permission, including a construction management plan, paving the way for a start on site.
“Pall Mall Press is a positive addition to the city of Liverpool that will deliver much-needed PRS housing,” said Peter Reavey, regional director at Graham.
“Located in a vibrant location, we hope that the scheme will pave the way for similar development locally.”
Designed by Falconer Chester Hall and managed by Savills, the 282,617 sq ft development is located close to the wider Pall Mall redevelopment project being led by developers Kier Property and CTP.
The first phase of that project includes around 100,000 sq ft of offices a hotel to be operated by Leonardo Hotels.
Two further office blocks are planned in later phases, and main contractor Willmott Dixon has completed remedial works at the site.
BT was lined up to take the first office block but the telecommunications giant put negotiations on ice during the pandemic.
In January, Ridgeback bought the site of Swan House, a proposed 358-apartment project in Manchester, its first North West venture.
The developer bought the site from Cable Swan, a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Britannia Group, Prime Developers and Foundation Real Estate.
RG Group is the lead contractor for that project.