PLANNING | Green light for 650-apartment Liverpool scheme
A three-block development on the former Norton scrap metal site on the edge of the Baltic Triangle is to proceed, along with serviced apartments at the Coopers Building on Church Street.
Both proposals were approved by Liverpool City Council’s latest virtual planning committee.
The proposals from Chaloner Street Developments include a block of 25 storeys and two of 15, with a 170-space multi-storey car park also included on the site at the junction with Parliament Street. In total, 638 flats will be built.
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
MCAU is the architect and The Planning Studio is advising on planning.
Also approved was an application from Dorset Projects to convert the upper floors of the building in Liverpool’s Church Street into 77 serviced apartments.
Coopers Building sits between Natwest and Next within Liverpool’s prime shopping district, with River Island taking up its ground floor. The upper levels housed office space up to 2014.
Northern Ireland-based developer Dorset intends to create studio and one-bed apartments across floors three to six, including a reception and fitness room on the third floor. Access is from Church Street, with another entrance in School Lane.
The building still contains heritage features from its time housing the Cooper & Co department store up to 1972. Dorset Is advised by Broadgrove Planning & Development and architect Studio4 Design.
A third item approved was a 38,000 sq ft industrial development at Venture Point, Speke, which is proposed by Jersey-based Cantt Pak, advised by PIN Property Consultancy. The site lies on the northern side of Evans Road in a well-established industrial area.