PLANNING | Reworked Herculaneum heads Liverpool list

Primesite’s plan for an enlarged scheme at Herculaneum Quay, also known as Columbus Quay, is one of the applications to go before Liverpool City Council’s next planning committee, due to take place on Tuesday 22 November.

The project has been expanded from 101 apartments to 119 since its previous consent.

Along with Kings Dock Mill – effectively phase two of the project that saw the Hampton by Hilton hotel delivered in 2010 – and the conversion of former labourers’ dwellings in Eldon Grove, the scheme is recommended for approval.

On the agenda

Herculaneum Quay


  • Developer: Primesite Developments
  • Architect: Edge Architects
  • Number of apartments: 119
  • Floors: Eight to 16
  • Car parking spaces: 108

 Kings Dock Mill, Hurst Street, Baltic Triangle

Artist's impression of Kings Dock Mill, Liverpool

  • Developer: YPG Developments
  • Architect: LAG Prichard
  • Number of apartments: 204
  • Floors: Ten to 12 around a central courtyard
  • Car parking spaces: 70Section 106 payment to be made by 31 December 2016: £408,000

Eldon Grove

Eldon Grove Cgi

  • Developer: JGLT Developments
  • Architect: Day Architectural
  • Conversion of three Grade II-listed tenement buildings into 45 apartments
  • Construction of three four-storey blocks with 43 flats at rear of site
  • Construction of two three-storey blocks with 42 flats at front of site
  • Railings and lamp-posts, also listed, to be repaired and restored

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About time too, they show the continuing upsurge in the Liverpool market.

By Man on bicycle

Herculaneum Quay could be the worst looking thing I have ever seen….

By Heavy D

Herculaneum Quay is actually better than most new stuff going up in Liverpool mich of which is pretty ugly / low quality stuff.

By Zenith

Zenith you’re probably right there. A lot of it doesn’t look great, unfortunately. Manchester has suffered from the same problem to a greater extent for a lot longer and look at it now. Not too late to change this, but I’m not hopeful LCC will be looking to stand in the way of development on such subjective grounds.

Stop gegging on my name please.

By Zebith

Unfortunately Liverpool has suffered from low quality stuff to greater extent than Manchester for much longer though that might be more to do with the harsh realities of economics and demand (or lack of) in a modern globalised economy than than low aspirations. We should probably look at it in a positive light though as there’s little to be gained by hankering after a system in which British colonies subsidised fancy architecture over here.

Liverpool is on the up now finally so hopefully the standard will improve progressively!

By Zenith

Don’t think the picture does this development justice , in reality it looks quiet impressive, but agree Liverpool is on the up and looking really good.

By Liverpoolcapital

I hate to say this but Liverpool is a very low growth economy with hardly any population growth projected, the low quality and lack of construction will continue, with Manchetser being the hot market

By Jk

Maybe if we had not been overlooked by HS2 and Osbourne we would be in a healthier position?

By Man on bicycle

JK is unable to spell Manchester which is shocking. Seeing as he is very fond of the city. Hey ho. Any road pleased that Eldon Grove is being revitalised. Used to often wonder what this was when I passed as a child!

By Mary Smiley

Manchester has very poor quality new-builds too. City centre is grim. Probably hasn’t been noticed as much in Liverpool until recently because, as you say, the economy is much weaker.

By Zebith

For the record, the Herculaneum scheme is still miles better than the Regent Road stuff in Manchester, and most of the stuff around the Baltic.

By Zebith

Liverpool is a city with high aspirations and great confidence, and Herculaneum Quay is another unique spot overlooking the ‘Mersey Lake’. Liverpool’s built environment will last as there is so much quality and such great and exhilarating topography and river/sea scapes. Not everything new has to contort itself into an iconic statement as the city itself is iconic.
Liverpool gets better every year.

By Civic

I went into Manchester last Thursday and its far from grim , admittedly looks more like a building site in places but that’s what’s called progress i.e. reinventing itself for the better by demolishing the dilapidated and replacing with the new.

By phildered

Civic: agree that Liverpool gets better every year…but it’s so flamin’ slow. It needs to accelerate its growth somehow or other.

By Mizzer

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