Planners give green light for two key city residential schemes

The proposed Patagonia Place scheme

Two key residential developments have been approved by Liverpool City Council planning committee today (October 7).

The nod was given for an application submitted by Peel L&P and Your Housing Group (YHG) for the development of Patagonia Place, a 31-storey residential development at Liverpool Waters.

Meanwhile, a £29.5m residential scheme on the edge of the city was also approved.

The Patagonia Place development will consist of 278 homes and marks the fifth residential development at Princes Dock, one of five neighbourhoods at the £5bn waterfront development.

Liverpool Waters is transforming 60 hectares of historic docklands and is the biggest single regeneration project in the history of the city and one of the largest in Europe.

The development offers 2,000,000 sq m of floorspace which will include 9,000 residential homes, 315,000 sq m of business space and 53,000 sq m of hotel and conference facilities.

The waterfront project will also be home to a new cruise liner terminal and hotel a new Isle of Man ferry terminal currently under construction, as well as the proposed new £500m Everton FC stadium.

Darran Lawless, development director at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters said: “It’s fantastic to have reached this significant milestone, after a huge amount of work in collaboration with Your Housing Group, our advisory team and contractor Vermont, that has gone into securing planning consent.

“We’re delighted with the progress made across Liverpool Waters and this is yet another incredible residential development, adding to the existing schemes delivered at Princes Dock creating more quality homes, securing local jobs and investment in an enviable waterfront location, right here in Liverpool city centre.”

Lorraine Donnelly, development director at Your Housing Group said: “Your Housing Group has remained committed to delivering this development at Liverpool Waters, and to reach this milestone with Peel L&P is a great achievement for everyone involved.

“This is a really exciting project for YHG.

“To have a development on the iconic Liverpool waterfront offering high-quality apartments with incredible views of the Mersey is something that we are extremely proud to be part of. We can’t wait to get started on site.”

The development has been designed by Falconer Chester Hall, with Arup providing planning consultation and Vermont in line to build the project.

The St Anne Street scheme

Meanwhile, approval was granted for a development which will provide a mix of 300 residential apartments.

Situated on St Anne Street, the scheme will deliver 143 one-bedroom apartments, 136 two-bedroom homes and 21 studios.

It sits at the junction of Fox Street and St Anne Street overlooking the new headquarters for Merseyside Police, currently under construction.

The developer for the project is SEP Construction Services, with The Planning Studio acting as planning consultants.

Adam Morgan, of architect Studio RBA, welcomed the committee’s approval, saying: “This is a major gateway site to Everton’s district centre to the North and the city centre to the South, so it was important that we set an appropriate tone in terms of the scheme’s presence and scale.

“It’s been a team effort with the other professionals in terms of getting this over the line and we’re now gearing up for delivery mode.”

Studio RBA recently recruited a new head of technical services to help with its growing workload.

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