Sourced’s 392-home Liverpool scheme tipped for consent

The Widnes-based developer aims to start building the nine-storey Kingsway Square project this month if the city council signs off revised proposals. 

In 2020, Caro Developments won consent for a 452-apartment project off Blackstock Street in Liverpool. 

However, Sourced Developments then acquired the site the following month and embarked on a redesign of the approved plans. 

Caro’s original scheme was drawn up by architect Falconer Chester Hall and planning consultant Zerum. Sourced has since refreshed the project team, appointing JDA as architect and Broadgrove as planning advisor. 

The redesign saw the number of apartments decrease to 392 to facilitate the creation of larger units, Sourced told Place North West. 

Sourced will pay £740,000 in Section 106 contributions, down from the £1.1m originally agreed after the 2020 approval. 

Sourced’s other developments include Regent Plaza, a 525-apartment scheme in Salford and the recently completed Derby Arms in Liverpool. 

Kingsway Square is located in the Pumpfields area of Liverpool, an area of the city that has seen several ambitious proposals come forward over the years. These include Freemasons Row, and Via Verde, which together would provide 2,000 homes. 

In addition, Integritas has recently acquired a site off Naylor Street to bring forward a 240-apartment project.

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Great if we see some reliable activity on this site as it looks an attractive development, but as far as I can see their Regent Plaza project in Manchester is making good headway but another scheme on West Derby Road , Liverpool is moving at a snails pace, while they have other grand schemes around Liverpool awaiting to get beyond the planning stage.
Anyway this is a sign of positivity.

By Anonymous

More shed like,.small room apartments?.. That add nothing to the attractiveness of liverpool, thanks..

By John lynn

This looks good.

Not shed-like and the developer actually increased the size of the apartments – I would say this is a good thing!

By Chris

@John Lynn Nobody marches potential occupiers to the letting agents with their arms up their backs – they make a positive choice to live somewhere like this and, if it doesn’t suit, they have the benefit of a six month assured tenancy agreement that will enable them to find somewhere better sooner rather than later.

Meantime, this is much better than the site’s current condition and will generate useful rateable income for the council and footfall in the area.

By Sceptical

Does anybody know who will do the construction work?

By Steve Jones - Tarmac Rmx

Liverpool planning militia at it again as this is withdrawn from today`s planning agenda ,as not fitting in with local plan, once again Liverpool council box themselves into a corner.

By Anonymous

Liverpool needs better designed buildings. This is just not good enough. More beauty and less mediocrity. Liverpool leaders must be more demanding of architects. Liverpool’s municipal buildings are quite beautiful and it would a tragedy to see these kind of eyesores built in the city.

By John

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