Panacea Strand Prs

Year-end targeted for 21 Strand Street start

Charlie Schouten

Graham Construction has been chosen as preferred bidder for Panacea Property Developments’ 382-home residential development on Strand Street in Liverpool, with a start on site planned by the end of the year.

Graham is set to build the residential-led project on a site on Liverpool’s waterfront, which includes 163 one-bed apartments, 187 two-bed apartments, and 45 three-bed apartments.

Panacea Property Developments and Patten Properties, which has owned the site for 20 years, are bringing forward the scheme. JCB heir Jo Bamford is a director at Panacea Property Developments.

Designed by Leach Rhodes Walker, the 16-storey development will also include a private gym and roof terrace, alongside 6,800 sq ft of ground floor commercial space.

The four-storey Strand House office block currently on the site will be demolished to make way for the scheme, which was approved in December 2016.

Zerum acted as planning consultant, alongside Curtins as highways and environmental consultant.

The development has seen significant changes since an initial pre-application meeting with Liverpool City Council in September 2015. Preliminary plans included two towers of 25 and 13 storeys, but the height of the project was reduced following a series of consultations throughout 2016.

It has also seen a number of planning amendments since its approval, including the removal of a basement car park, which has been replaced by ground-floor parking.

Other projects Graham’s building division has worked on in the city include a build and fit-out of Liverpool FC’s flagship retail store in Anfield, and an £8.5m science building for Liverpool Hope University.

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Great news, fills in a big gap, pity it was not the original design and height.

By Liverpolitis

“Preliminary plans included two towers of 25 and 13 storeys, but the height of the project was reduced following a series of consultations throughout 2016.”

What consultations were these? I didn’t hear anything about any consultations, let alone any resulting in height reduction. Or were these just “consultations” with the village council?

Exceptionally poor imposition on what was an already modest height structure, which would have made for an impressive and fitting addition to the street.

Who else thinks councils should stick to collecting bins?

By Mike

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