Caro chooses FCH for £25m Liverpool scheme

Liverpool developer Caro is bringing forward a £25m residential scheme close to the city centre and has appointed architects Falconer Chester Hall on the project. Tony McDonough reports

A visual of the original Brassey Street scheme


Caro Developments has chosen the Liverpool studio of architects Falconer Chester Hall to design its latest scheme in the city.

The developer recently acquired the vacant development plot on Brassey Street behind Liverpool’s popular Baltic Market and says the appointment means the £25m project will now move forward “with pace”.

The site currently has planning for 174 apartments and Caro intends to re-submit a revised scheme. Managing director Neil Carlyle said: “We’re in discussions with other key professionals but are already progressing with our thoughts on the project design.”

Planning consultancy Zerum has already been appointed and a wider announcement on the project team will be forthcoming, added Mr Carlyle.

Project architect Alastair Shepherd says that the site overlooks a small park on Gore Street to the rear and that he hopes to link it with the new scheme to ensure it is integrated with the wider neighbourhood.

“The scheme sits at the interface between the higher density of Baltic and the more suburban townscape to the south and east and how we unite the two in design terms will be a key measure of the scheme’s success,” he added.

No name has yet been chosen for the scheme, but Mr Carlyle says the firm’s ambition is to be on site “as early as possible” in 2021. Caro is currently delivering 127 apartments at its Poets’ Place development on Great Homer Street on the northern edge of Liverpool city centre.

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