PLANNING | Liverpool poised to approve 900 flats

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee met this morning to discuss an agenda dominated by residential schemes, and has given the green light to major projects including an £80m tower at Princes Dock.


The Lexington, Princes Dock

Moda Living Apache Liverpool Scheme Front Elevation

Developer: Moda Living, funded by Apache Capital

Floors: 34

Value: £80m

Flats: 304 for the private rented sector

Amenity: 15,000 sq ft

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

Block 5, The Quarter

Location: Sefton Street

Developer: X1 and Vermont Construction

Flats: 196

Floors: 25

Architect: Falconer Chester Hall

The Lofts

Low Hill Liverpool

Location: Low Hill Street, next to new Royal Liverpool Hospital

Developer: The Lofts and Deutsche Pad

Floors: Seven

Flats: 321 flats for private rent, 75 self-contained student flats, and 13 student cluster flats containing 61 bedspaces

Office units: Four

Architect: Brock Carmichael

One Arthouse Square

One Arthouse Square

Developer: Signature Living

Project: Office to hotel conversion

Rooms: 39


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By Man on bicycle

UPDATE: Adds new image of The Lofts design

By Paul Unger

The Moda scheme looks stunning, lets hope it happens! (The Sefton Street one, sadly, less-so).

By zebith

The updated image of The Lofts, is very disappointing and cheap looking. At least the original one had some character about it.
It reminds me somewhat of past tenement buildings.

By Man on bicycle

The Moda scheme at Princes Dock will be a fantastic addition to the central Waterfront area.
The massing at the Sefton Street/Parliament Street nodal point is perfect for that location and will set a new scale for the area leading further along the Waterfront as well as towards New Chinatown.

By Alfie

The Lofts would benefit from a facelift; it doesn’t really look lofty!

That said, if developer contributions can be made available to refurbish Grant Gardens, it would be great! It looks too windswept these days!

By Anon

Both schemes look stunning in my opinion.

By Jon

I see that the Lofts has now been christened the “Berlin Wall” by the locals, truly inspiring and sure to attract residents to live there.
This is what happens when developers cut corners and build cheaply, it may even surpass the dreadful Baltic Village as the worst new building in the City.

By Man on bicycle

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