Plans in for former Speke Tea Factory

An outline planning application has been submitted to Liverpool City Council for a mixed-use development including a warehouse, restaurant, and 60-bedroom lodge on the site of a former Tea Factory in Speke.

The 7.31-acre site has two vacant buildings, which would be demolished to make room for 60,000 sq ft of retail, a 15,000 sq ft gym, a 12,000 sq ft pub restaurant, a 1,800 sq ft drive-thru, eight trade counters totalling 20,000 sq ft; a19,200 sq ft lodge; and a 30,000 sq ft trade warehouse.

The site is facing Dobbies Garden Centre and New Mersey Shopping Park.

The application site has been through a number of ownerships and purchase options but has remained undeveloped. Planning approval has previously been secured for trade warehouse units, offices, restaurants, and a hotel, according to the planner.

Roebuck Development Management and Westlink Holdings are the developer, while DPP Planning is the planner and Corstophine + Wright designed the proposals.

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That should help with the traffic congestion around there I imagine?

By Kenny Kerb

Nobody cares about your traffic problems, get on your bike and stop whinging

By Anonymous

It’d be perfect if Ikea opens a new store here. Anyway, the junction’s traffic flow will further deteriorat.

By ylu

Nobody is whingening it is just a fact of life. I’ve worked in Speke Hall road since the 70’s and the traffic is pretty much at a stanstill most of the day. In my semi sarcastic post, I am hoping for the situation to be relieved because it is getting worse and if this project does materialise(which I hope it does) it will effect the whole area and may hinder future viability. ps you don’t have to be so rude this is a business forum are you either the developer or an anorak? If so is it brown or blue?

By kenny kerb

Traffic related comment

By Billy Bob

Anon what a stupid comment

By Floyd

I work in Speke and yes there is traffic issues at certain peak times, there outflow from the retail could be better and since some of the light upgrades some of the timings are questionable. However its is not constant gridlock, just to add a bit a balance. I agree it needs to be sensibly reviewed and considered, but development on current wasteland is more than welcome!

By L17

[insert traffic comment]

[when called out on silly traffic comment pretend to act magnanimous]

= $$$

By Anonymous

The traffic is problem, but can be solved by turning Speke hall road into two lanes all the way up to the traffic lights at the Asda super store!

By Stuart wood

It gets the Liver lad seal of approval. The traffic can be a bit of an issue but as I ride a motorbike I just overtake all the cagers and leave them to sort themselves out.


By Liver lad

Not really Anonymous, I support new developments, that site has been empty since Renshaws I think it was last operated there, do not confuse me with someone else. You have no idea what I do or don’t do.

By kenny kerb

What about Speke boulevard too, the whole road system needs improving again.

By Man on bicycle

Hi is this the same hotel/lodge that was featured last week? Or an additional one?

By Lizzy Baggot

Thank god this scheme now has the Liver lad approval – onwards!

By Anonymous

If the proposed ” fly ovet” rover the top of the Fordy/ Garston shoreline route had been completed ( as proposed in 2000ish, )) the congestion would not of happened. And, some industries such as the Tanyards would not of been C.P.O.D in 2005 and closed down.
We was sold down the River then, with nearly 100 jobs being taken, the ” flyover” would of allowed for ” through” traffic into Town and out to the New Bridge, thus clearing LOCAL traffic to carry on.

By Mark Davies

Don’t need more hotels got enough in speak what we need is more jobs for the young one full time jobs and not part time or zero hours

By Mike kirwan

Great this is what speke needs it will bring jobs to the area and good for the airport all we need now is a senior school for our children

By Julie dobie

Hi Lizzy, This ia an additinal one I believe, maybe they were spurred into action because of the proposal over the road? It has been in the offering for many a year.

By Boom boom, book a room

We don’t want or need or want a GYM OR A RESTAURANT
we have to meny in the speke area I have no problem with change our kids need something of own
I have lived in speke all my life and I have seen a lot of changes some good others bad
Development changes the area the people of speke want to places that they can take the children too
Shopping areas with all diffrent shops in the one building
The sky line of speke is changing and disappearing gradually
ake the poeple of speke what they would like we don’t want speke to disappear for good
I except places change and that progress is inevitable the developers don’t see that the people of speke have a voice listen to what they want

By David cook

There lot good thing happening around Speke hopefully job prospects for local people

By Left-hook

Why have to meny houses put up an places to an stay wha about parks for the younger ones or community centres we have only just had a cinema put in Speke do something for the younger generation

By J


By J

More jobs,less eye sores.makes a change from places closing down. Will be good for the community.

By D thompsn

Can you imagine the traffic??? Almost at a standstill any time of the day as it is

By Karen Winstanley

How can any more development be granted in a area’ which has the worst traffic congestion anywhere in liverpool.

By Anonymous

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