£200M LIVERPOOL SCHEME REACHES CRITICAL MILESTONE
A multimillion-pound project to clear land for a £200m grade A office scheme in Liverpool city has taken a significant step forward today.
The council’s planning committee have approved an application to prepare land at Pall Mall, earmarked for a 400,000 sq ft development project led by Kier Property and CTP.
Contractor Willmott Dixon has been selected to start remediation work, to clear the site, which is expected to take about eight months.
A planning application is expected to be submitted by Kier Property and CTP shortly, which will outline a three-phase development, comprising of three office buildings, a hotel and about 80,200 sq ft of public space.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:
“The proposed Pall Mall scheme is of huge importance to the development of our commercial district as we need grade A office space to attract companies and highly skilled jobs to the city.
I’m delighted we have the green light to begin clearing the site in readiness for the next stage of this scheme which if approved will deliver a much needed high quality green square and new public realm for workers and residents to enjoy throughout the year.
“Judging by the designs it would set a new benchmark for our open spaces and help shape the wider development of the district.”
Tom Gilman, managing director of Kier Property (North), added: “This is an important milestone for Pall Mall and Liverpool’s Central Business District, bringing the development one step closer. Liverpool City Council’s reclamation and enabling works are essential to the development of the site which will provide a new and enhanced space for those working, living and visiting the city centre.
“We have been working hard with our team, other stakeholders and vitally the local community, to progress our development plans and look forward to submitting our planning application for the first phase of development shortly.”
Read more about the Pall Mall Exchange development at Regenerating Liverpool HERE.