PLANNING | Approval for high rise Liverpool towers

Developments proposed by Elliot Group, Prospect Capital and Niveda Group reaching 39, 27 and 19 storeys respectively, were among projects granted consent by Liverpool City Council yesterday.


Infinity CGI April 2017 2


Elliot Group has been granted permission for three towers, ranging in height from 27, 33 and 39 storeys, on the corner of Leeds Street and Pall Mall. The £250m scheme would provide 1,002 apartments, as well as a luxury spa, gym and pool and more than 10,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The project was designed by Falconer Chester Hall.

Developer Elliot Lawless said: “We’ve spent months working closely with Liverpool council’s officers to craft a scheme that not only delivers in terms of regeneration, but will contribute dramatically to its changing skyline.”

Work will start on site in the autumn, with completion in autumn 2019.

Elliot Group is primarily a residential developer and has more than £750m of projects in planning and underway in Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.

Ovatus 1 CGI April 2017

Ovatus I

Another scheme approved by Liverpool City Council yesterday was the £35m Ovatus I on Old Hall Street.

Prospect Capital and Wilcocks & Wilcocks plan to develop a former car park into a 27-storey residential tower, delivering 168 apartments. This will be made up of 14 three-bed apartments, 88 two-bed apartments, 22 one-bed apartments and 44 studio flats. There will also be 187 cycle storage spaces provided. The project is the first phase of a two-tower development proposed for the site.

Work on the scheme is expected to start in September.

Hodder+Partners was the architect and Indigo Planning advised on the scheme.

Bevington Bush Previous App

Image of previous application’s proposal from scheme below, the current proposal is similar but involves larger apartments

Bevington Bush

Nived Group has been granted permission for three residential blocks of between nine and 19 storeys.

The one-acre site formerly housed the Bevington Bush Tannery but is currently occupied by a disused warehouse and office block, both of which will be demolished.

The development will deliver 381 apartments in a mix of 106 studios, 136 one- bedroom and 139 two-bedroom apartments. It also includes a 50-space car park and a retail unit.

This application was a resubmission of an earlier application which was approved in May 2016, for three blocks of seven, nine and 15 storeys for 318 apartments. The proposal sought consent for a bigger development with larger flats.

Falconer Chester Hall was the architect on the scheme.


Bankfield College

Signature Living’s plan to redevelop the former City of Liverpool College into homes has been approved.

The site on Bankfield road is occupied by a series of college buildings, in a mix of one-, three- and five-storeys.

The proposal is to convert the existing structures to provide a total of 98 plots, with a mix of one and two bed units.

 Swainbanks Development 2017

Swainbanks, Fox Street

While Primesite Developments’ conversion of the Swainbanks warehouse is almost complete, the council granted consent to an alteration of two previously approved applications. The changes to the proposal involved the removal of the basement car park, with plans to provide parking at ground level.

The plans involve 54 studios in the former Swainbanks warehouse, and 346 across three new-build blocks, along with four commercial units.

KDP designed the project.


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Looks like Liverpool is set to hold onto its reputation as being a place of quality architecture. If there is a good collection of well designed talls in the city centre this will add to, and complement, the existing built environment, not detract from it ,in my opinion.

Hopefully there’s more like this to come.

By NorthWester

A place of quality architecture? We haven’t built a decent thing in a lifetime. The Baltic #triangle is already full of new build trash.

By ohm

Agree it seems Liverpool planners and politicians are insisting on individual design unlike most schemes in Manchester recently. Many of which are similar to the flats thrown up in the 60s.

By MetroMark

@ohm – well that’s.l not true is it, we have a trophy cabinet full of awards for building that have been constructed In the last ten years: Mann Island, Alder Hey, The Unity, The Everyman, Duke Street HQ, the list goes on and on.

what particular schemes in the Baltic are you referring to? For all the hype – the Baltic is still pretty undeveloped when it comes to the resi stuff. It’s all sheds and conversions. All the new resi I can think of has been built from – what appear to be – decent quality brick. Apart from that old warehouse / new build combo – which you could argue has its own charm.

As I said, if you can draw my attention to any others that I have obviously missed – it would be much appreciated.

By NorthWester

Some poor buildings there.

By Prudence

@prudence yeh right ! Jealous

By Ann

@prudence The top ones will look sweet from Everton’s new waterfront stadium. 🙂

By John.

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