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The Love Lane / Pall Mall scheme has been recommended for approval. Credit: via planning documents

Sourced’s 507 Liverpool apartments tipped for approval

Vacant buildings would be torn down to make way for four blocks, three on Love Lane and one at Pall Mall.

Officers have recommended Liverpool City Council grants the proposal lodged jointly by Sourced Development’s SPV, Love Lane (Liverpool), and Network Rail, when the authority’s planning committee meets next Tuesday, 23 April.

The plans show the height of the blocks will be seven to eight storeys on the front, rising to 10-11 storeys to the rear.

There will be 147 one-bed, 330 two-bed, and 30 three-bed apartments making up the housing mix, with 145 of the flats to be marketed as affordable.

Disused railway arches on the northern plots will be kept for commercial use and storage, while those still in use beneath the live rail viaduct will also be kept and used for commercial floorspace.

Each plot will have parking for cars and cycles.

All four plots will have enclosed communal courtyards with commercial, retail, and communal uses factored in to a ground floor plinth, with residential use on the upper floors.

Both sites, located near the Ten Streets regeneration area, add up to four-acres combined, and are owned by Network Rail.

A planning officer report recommending approval states that the scheme maximises the redevelopment potential of the site, which is within a priority regeneration area of the city centre’s extension.

The report adds: “The proposal would complement the residential development approved on the adjacent plots. The proposal would create a positive street frontage to a large section of Pall Mall and Love Lane and improve the pedestrian environment linking the city centre to areas further north.

“The application takes account of the sensitivities of neighbours in its layout and environmental considerations.”

The project team features WSJ, BDP, Wardell Armstrong, SK, Simply CDM, Rachel Hacking Ecology, OFR, and Steven A Hunt & Associates.

To view the application, search for reference number 23F/2052 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

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More good news for Liverpool

By Liverpool4Progress

More and more ugliness in the name of progress.

By Bixteth boy

Another bland block of flats av a look at Manchester,Leeds,an Birmingham fantastic high rise buildings going up everywere Liverpool like a small provincial city now, we don’t really matter

By Eddie murphy

Hang on is this the same Sourced that has a number of schemes announced in Liverpool but aren’t making much progress on most of them. For example on Scotland Road they have one 9 storey block built and occupied but the residents are surrounded by fly-tipping, meanwhile the other 2 larger sections of the scheme remain untouched. I was pleased at first to this latest track-side scheme announced but once Sourced was mentioned I was dubious.
They do have a scheme in Manchester the Regent I think, which continues at a plodding pace.

By Anonymous

So happy to hear about this, interesting and vibrant designs from BDP. Not really sure why the other comments are so disparaging, its an exciting design. Not everything needs to be a sky scraper. High-rise buildings are not good places to live, they are not the only sign of a vibrant city, its very childish to think like that.

By Dr Ian Buildings

What a cheap, uninspiring group of buildings ! Why do Liverpool planners submit such terrible developments and why does Liverpool council continue to pass them ?

By Stephen Davis.

Is the design barbie inspired?

By Anonymous

Meanwhile Manchester gets shiny new skyscrapers and everything else it asks for.

By Michael McDonut cake

Great looking development but il believe it when I see it.

By Anonymous

For its location, especially opposite the low rise housing estate, I believe the scale of this development is appropriate. Liverpool have the right idea to build tall buildings in clusters, such as at Princess Dock. It looks ridiculous having skyscrapers/tall buildings sitting right next to low rise housing. Manchester is doing well but some of their tall buildings sitting next to low rise buildings does not work.

By David

Oh look, a Try Hard

By Anonymous

LCC planners knocked back taller designs

By Liverpool4Progress

Liverpool is getting skyscrapers and they are not horrid outdated boxes that all look the same . We do not inspire to have a outdated Manchester skyline.
Goodness grief NO!!!!

By Anonymous

They look great see worse in other cities down the road

By Anonymous

I really hope this happens, I love this development a lot. And for all of those whining about skyscrapers, you’ll see an application for them soon on the King Edward Triangle. Big ones too.

By Anonymous

Honestly guys go for it, be big and bold.

Manchester will carry on regardless, whether that’s building or not caring. Join the club and brush that chip off. It can’t be that bad.

By Other end of the M62

They look to be a pretty decent development, people moaning about them not being sky scrapers should take a closer look at the site

By Lmc

No love lost there

By H

Sourced have got a number of empty plots around the city already. Doesn’t inspire confidence I’m afraid . Not holding my breath on this.

By Roy

Good dssign, perfect scale for the area and will help create a pleasant new alternative route from Tithebarn street towards Ten streets and on to Evertons ground. Also for the people of Vauxhall and Eldonian. If the other development further up on Pall mall gets built, someone will defo finish infinity.

By Anonymous

everyone that moaning – looks better than a lot of stuff that has gone up in Liverpool over the past few years – a pretty unique development making use of the old rail arches in my eyes

By meh

Some real momentum of late, lets keep that positive trend.

By L17

It looks good who’s actually commenting g them down the M62

By Anonymous

Imagine how pretty Liverpool is going to look in another five years time with all these new developments popping up along with its new skyscrapers xx

By Anonymous

Still waiting for work to start on the already approved blocks next door (pictured in white). Hopefully this one cracks on but I’m not holding my breath.

By Anonymous

Walked around Manchester other week and i can tell you Liverpool looks a lot better Manchester will never be able to compare to a city with a Waterfront and now with all what is happening in Liverpool now with getting its act together with the new skyscrapers about to be built .

By Anonymous

Insane how all these old men in the comments get angry about stuff that doesn’t matter or stuff they’ve just made up.

These are obviously existing and unique buildings, not cheap, not boring, not low rise, but exciting, well designed and well proportioned buildings.

I don’t believe the planners have reduced the height of these buildings, the architects and developers went in with a suitable proposal and the planners agreed.

The blocks in white have only recently got planning, if they’ve both got it yet, admittedly after being made smaller, but complaining that buildings that have just been consented are not build is plainly stupid.

Can we please stop saying ‘Manchester this Manchester that’, if you want the city you live in to look like Manchester…. GO LIVE THERE. Given how much you like to complain, you would fit in there very well. I don’t know if you’ve been to Manchester recently, but its not a very nice city to walk around.

By Dr Ian Buildings

Oh no , now we got fake doctors in the comments denigrating other cities while missing the point of the article entirely. This is a fairly average development that is non the less welcome in Liverpool as at least it is development. Can we stick to the point please and a little less keyboard chewing would be nice…it does rather make a mess.

By An actual Doctor

A very Meh development. Should have been so much better.

By Anonymous

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