Norton scrap yard scheme nears approval
Chaloner Street Developments’ plan to redevelop the former Norton scrap metal site in Liverpool city centre into a 650-home mixed-use scheme has been earmarked for sign-off by the council.
The two-acre site on the corner of Chaloner Street and Parliament Street is derelict and fenced off.
The three-block scheme would range in height from 15 to 25 storeys and forms part of the wider regeneration of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle district.
The proposal comprises:
Block A – 25 storeys, 206 apartments, and 2,400 sq ft of commercial space
Block B – 15 storeys, 204 apartments, 13,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground and first floors, and an art gallery
Block C – 15 storeys, 228 apartments, and a 204-bedroom, 80,000 sq ft hotel
The developer’s original application filed to Liverpool City Council included a 32-storey block, but the height of the scheme has since been scaled back.
In addition, the application outlines plans for a 178-space car park. Once completed, the scheme would create around 250 jobs, according to the developer.
MCAU is the architect and The Planning Studio is advising on planning.
Conservation body Historic England has raised concerns over the project, claiming it could cause a moderate level of harm to Liverpool Cathedral nearby.
“The proposed tower, even reduced in height, would still impact on the dominance of the cathedral, a visual reflection of the power of the church and Liverpool itself,” according to Historic England.
Chaloner Street Developments is headed up by directors Robert Taylor and former Liverpool footballer Sean Highdale.
In August, Taylor and Highdale lodged plans for 86 apartments across two blocks on the corner of Blundell Street and Simpson Street in the Baltic Triangle, under the Blundell Street special purpose vehicle.