£90 million North Point scheme gets approval

The £90 million mixed-use North Point development has been approved by Liverpool City Council.

The development will see the creation of a building for residential, office, retail and leisure purposes as part of a major brownfield refurbishment on Pall Mall. North Point is under development by PHD1 for investment client Industrial Workshop (Pall Mall), while the scheme was designed by Liverpool architects BLOK.

The new complex will feature more than 360 residential units split between studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as live/work units and ground, first, and second floor offices. There will also be a ground floor retail space, ground floor cafe/bar, a fith/sixth floor restaurant and terrace, a third floor gym and external paddle court, as well as a tenth/eleventh floor spa with an external terrace.

PHD1 chairman Peter McInnes said:

“We are delighted with the approval, and the positive reaction to our plans. “This is a hugely exciting project for us and, we believe, for the city. North Point will establish itself as a distinct destination, open up a different kind of urban living and take the expansion of the city centre outwards in a new direction.”

“It also adds to our growing portfolio of development projects within the city which add up to some £600m worth of investment.”

Numerous existing buildings around 70 – 90 Pall Mall will be demolished to make way for a series of building from seven to ten storeys. A feature 18-storey tower will stand at one end of the development as a landmark for the new development.

Current warhouse frontages at the site will be retained to foster an architectural link with the area’s heritage. A report to the city council’s planning committee stated that the development would “set a high-quality design benchmark for the future regeneration of this ‘Pumpfields’ area”. BLOK managing director Antonio Garcia said:

“We wanted to create a development that will be hugely appealing on several levels – as a place to live, work, relax and socialise.

“The tower adds a dramatically visible landmark to fix the location of the development and the addition of the roof gardens will bring a unique aspect to city centre living. “It will be a high quality setting for a whole range of activities from new start-up businesses to a luxurious spa that will help animate this part of the city.”

PHD1 expect to be on site by July  and completion is due in November 2017.


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Words: Peter Cribley

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