Fast Growth Homes' plan for a hotel on the site was refused by Liverpool City Council. Credit: via planning documents

Site in Liverpool’s Ten Streets regen zone up for grabs 

Plans for a 10-storey hotel on the Waterloo Road plot were refused in 2020 on heritage grounds. Now the site is being sold for £3m. 

The existing industrial buildings on the site, which include the IBS Building and total around 11,500 sq ft, could be repurposed and there is scope for a new-build development “providing proposed offices to increase the creative activities and coworking spaces”, according to marketing materials provided by JO Real Estate. 

The plot is located within Liverpool’s Ten Streets regeneration zone, tipped as the city’s next growth hotspot as developers seek to take advantage of opportunities presented by the construction of Everton FC’s new stadium as Bramley-Moore Dock and Peel L&P’s £4.5bn Liverpool Waters masterplan. 

In 2020, Fast Growth Homes’ plan to demolish existing buildings on the site and build a 187-bedroom hotel was rejected by Liverpool City Council. 

The council said the scheme would “fail to act as a catalyst for the long-term development of the site for industrial or employment use and it would be likely to prejudice the long-term development of the area”. 

The council also said the project would “harm the setting of the World Heritage Site”. Liverpool was stripped of its WHS status last year. 

On a neighbouring site, Crown Control Systems was granted consent for a five-storey block, comprising a retail unit, cafe/restaurant, workshop and offices, in August. 

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Its laughable but sadly typical of the council to restrict potential business growth (as usual) harm the world heritage site ? really with respect the area is full of Taxi repairs , tyre repairs etc not a problem but lets not pretend its a world heritage site . Whats needed is new energy , new money and new ideas. The new Stadium will be a massive boost to the area , hotels will be needed along with a good business mix. Stop playing politics with our city and let it move forward.

By Paul M - Woolton

This area may have aspirations for creative industries and co-working but we can`t wait forever for this to happen. If the market is for hotels , bars and residential they must be allowed to build and this will kick start the area and maybe the other sectors will follow after that, as there is tons of room available.
Let`s not forget though the Baltic is still not fully developed and there is still plenty of more work needed there before we properly move on to Ten Streets.

By Anonymous

Any kind of new development in the Northern sector of the city ought be welcome in the current climate…irrespective of the stadium venture..this whole area has been allowed to decline for far too long

By Tercol

The Zealots of LCC win again, they must make us suffer to feel hard done by?

By Toy Town

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