Great George Street Project Approved

10th December 2019

Applications for residential schemes across Liverpool have been approved at the city council’s planning committee, including the Great GeorgeStreet Project.

The multi-million pound development close to Liverpool city centre will comprise apartments, townhouses, a hotel, business space and a new park.

The Great George Street Project is a 3.5 ha, mixed-use regeneration scheme that will revitalise a disused site located between the Baltic Triangle and Liverpool Cathedral.

It will include a total of seven new buildings, ranging in height from two-storeys to 18-storeys, incorporating residential units, a 144-bedroom hotel and creative workspaces for independent businesses.

The new park will boast landscaped gardens, wide footways, a cycleway and public realm and will utilise the latest in urban agriculture technology, including edible planting.

Chief executive of The Great George Street Project, Neal Hunter, said: “Achieving planning consent is a key stage in the progress towards the realisation of our vision and we have advanced negotiations in play with a highly respected funding partner, who is committed to being with us for the full life of this development project to deliver the entire scheme.

“We took over this site in February 2018. It is fair to say that it has been a challenging and complex site, with historic issues from a number of previous failed schemes, which could have blighted this project altogether.

“We believe that actions speak louder than words and we have worked closely with the planning department at Liverpool City Council to deliver a scheme that will create a quality neighbourhood that connects Chinatown with Ropewalks and the Baltic Triangle, to realise a vital new community, and we are committed to see this to completion.

“It should be mentioned that we have revised the scheme from previous approvals as we recognise the city continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and it is vital that the project is aligned with this ever-changing landscape.”

The Great George Street Project also supports The Baltic Farm – a creative food project that is currently located within the site at the old Shell garage, and key to the scheme’s vision in creating a vibrant and socially-transformative community space.

The scheme has been supported by Brock Carmichael, Arup and Planit-IE in the planning process.

Read more about the Great George Street development HERE. 

10th December 2019

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