Located on the former headquarters of charity PSS, the 11-storey block will comprise 32 studios, 102 one-bed apartments and 66 two-bed homes with two commercial units. Tony McDonough reports
Developer Elliot Group has secured planning consent for a £36m residential development in Seel Street, Liverpool city centre.
Located on the former headquarters of social care charity PSS, the 11-storey apartment block will comprise 32 studios, 102 one-bed apartments and 66 two-bed homes with two commercial units on the ground floor.
Called ‘The Address’, the development is part of Elliot Group’s wider plans for its regeneration of Wolstenholme Square, which includes other residential schemes as well as a hotel.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group said: “I’m delighted with today’s decision. It will see the redevelopment of another low-quality post-war infill with a building of a more appropriate scale for its location and setting.
“Our overall masterplan is providing a strong anchor at the north west end of Ropewalks and linking it seamlessly with Liverpool One. The regenerative impact of this should be substantial, over time.”
The wider Wolstenholme Square project is now entirely pre-sold and The Address has been designed to satisfy investor demand for more homes in the area, explained Lawless. Residents will be provided with a spa and pool for their exclusive use and there will be terraces on the 9th and 11th floors.
“We’re creating a fantastic rooftop terrace with real wow-factor and stunning views. Every resident will be able to enjoy it and there’ll be nothing of this quality in the city,” said architect Adam Hall of Falconer Chester Hall.
Elliot Group is currently building out its existing planning approval for Wolstenholme Square, which will see it provide 447 studio and one-bedroom apartments, with a revamped square below and a new landscaped passage through to Seel Street which will be lined with restaurants, cafes and workspaces for independent businesses.
Zerum acted as planning consultants for the submission.