Nextdom in £86m Pall Mall proposal

The Liverpool investor is looking to build 550 homes across two blocks to the north of the city’s business district.

In a scheme designed by Falconer Chester Hall, the first block will rise from eight to 17 storeys, providing 362 homes; with the second ten-storey block featuring a curved frontage and 188 homes at the corner of Chadwick Street.

Plans have now been submitted for the site, which currently houses a mix of surface car parking and old sheds.

Redevelopment of the plot will continue the regeneration of the Pumpfields area, said Nikki Sills, divisional director at planning advisor Zerum:

“The area is in transition as the city centre expands northwards and the development will provide much-needed housing numbers and commercial space,” she said.

The proposals include more than 8,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial and retail space, providing an active frontage to Pall Mall.

Nextdom Pall Mall 2

The scheme as proposed tops out at 17 storeys. Credit: Merrion Strategy

There will be parking for 155 cars and a bike space for each apartment. The development will offer a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments.

Sills continued: “The cycling provision of 1:1 supports what is a highly sustainable location, given the site’s proximity to the business district, Moorfields station and the local bus network.

“The scheme seeks to reform the streetscape of Pall Mall and connect this area of Pumpfields into the wider business district. The developer sees these sites as critical to the linking of the Pall Mall/Exchange Station investment area to the wider Ten Streets strategic development zone.”

Quentin Keohane, director at FCH, said: “The architecture picks up on the historic warehouse/dockland nature of the site with the use of brickwork, arches, and vertical elevation emphasis to provide a modern take on the traditional buildings of the area.”

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An amazing design. Let’s get building again

By David

Like that. Let’s be ‘aving it.

By Scourge of Rome

Hang on here! these old sheds and surface car parks are our heritage and we shouldn`t be meddling with them trying to make this area look smart with trendy new buildings.
Liverpool isn`t allowed to look modern, let`s leave that to others, Jethro Tull`s song inspires us “Living in the past”.

By Anonymous

Hurry up and get it built before inflation kills any chance of making a profit or we run out of materials.

By Ched

Grim and ill conceived. Commercial district but no jobs.

The site was supposed to hold over two million square feet of office space. Unquestioned, unreported, unannounced the whole Pall Mall plot has been split into at least two with over half someone being allocated to housing.

So much for at least half a million square feet of office space being required before any residential would be considered… and still (broken) hoardings surround the supposed plot for the office buildings.

By Jeff

For goodness sake LCC don’t knock it back your usless

By Anonymous

Beautiful tall that

By Anonymous

Different site Jeff, this is Pall Mall that is north of Leeds St. Positive to see this development the land is devoid of life and activity as it is, surface car parking isn’t the sign of a successful city.

By Anonymous

Forget Pall Mall. Wouldn’t it be better to try to cluster commercial around Lime Street? There is no obvious reason that Pall Mall has been planned to host large office blocks other than there is unused land there.

By Out on a limb

Jeff, this is not the same plot as the proposed office development, it is the other side of Leeds street, to the north.

By JA

@Jeff, I believe this is at the far end of Pall Mall opposite the BMW service buildings by Chadwick St.

By Liverpolitis

@OutonaLimb, I believe the Pall Mall development is but a minute’s walk from Moorfields underground station…

By Sceptical

“There is no reason why Pall Mall is marked for commercial”… other than the fact it is in the commercial district with all the corresponding infrastructure around it.

Indeed, the previous council had a failed go at erasing the name “commercial district” (the only city in the UK to have a district historically named as such), to match their own ambitions to do just that – erase it.

No major city can happily exist without the appropriate scale and spread of jobs to sustain its economy. Those who go against the commercial district are sinister in the extreme.

By Jeff

‘Sinister in the extreme ‘…yep that just about describes where we are.

By Anonymous

Liverpool is not London (despite the derivative Pall Mall name). Major occupiers will not want to connect onto another train, nor will they want to walk or pile onto a bus to get to get there.

The reason few offices have been built there so far is because viability is a problem in general with few large, grade A lettings at a decent £/sq ft to give the market confidence. You don’t improve viability by trying to force mainstream commercial office tenants to the other side of the city centre simply because that’s where a few shipping companies used to be based when the city was a major port.

It’s no accident that Paddington, much closer to Lime Street is doing much better for commercial occupiers.

So Lime St is where I believe Liverpool should concentrate it’s planning for office development. Only when that area is built out will there be a need to re-populate the old commercial quarter.

By Out on a limb

Looks like a quality development..Please build with Traditional brick..not stuck on tiles..

By John Lynn

In exchange for a short walk (downhill) from Lime Street, “major occupiers” in the commercial district – such as Sony, the home office, Rathbones, Weightmams, Prince… – get direct frequent trains from most of the city area, that currently bring 100k workers to them daily.

Goodness knows how objectionable some must find commercial development in Birkenhead! Assuming of course the lack of vested interest isn’t an issue.

By Jeff

Liverpool has an established Commercial district in and around Old Hall St. It makes sense that any future office developments are in the adjacent Pall Mall and Princes Dock. Paddington Village is in the Knowledge Quarter, and is appropriate for University related functions, but it will never be seen as the main commercial location within the city.

By Graham Brandwood

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