Elliot Group, which already has a number of schemes across the city, has proposed the project for a 2.6-acre site in Pall Mall, on the northern edge of the central business district. Tony McDonough reports
Plans for a multi-million pound development including a luxury hotel and more than 800 apartments across five towers has been unveiled for Liverpool city centre.
Elliot Group, which already has a number of live schemes across the city, has proposed the project for a 2.6-acre site in Pall Mall, on the northern edge of the central business district.
The company purchased the part-built development from the Landwood Group last year following the failure of developer North Point Global. It faces the Elliot Group’s existing triple-tower Infinity development where work is already under way.
Elliot says it is already in discussions with two separate global hotel brands keen to secure a presence in Liverpool’s booming tourism and convention market.
The developer has released an image of a 28-storey tower which it hopes will form the centre-piece of a mixed-use development which would include a new luxury hotel alongside residential accommodation. The proposed scheme, if approved, would include:
- Four residential blocks, in pairs, rising in steps from 16 to 18 and then 22 to 24 storeys.
- A two storey amenity block serving the development, to include a pool, gym and spa.
- A 28-storey tower with hotel accommodation up to the ninth floor, with residential above.
- Each pairing of blocks sits on a two storey podium which will include amenity space, office accommodation and undercroft parking to serve the development.
- The hotel will comprise 256 rooms and the total number of apartments is 812 with a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom homes and well as a number of studios.
“The site is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the new cruise terminal and this has really piqued hoteliers’ interest,” explained Elliot Group director Elliot Lawless. “The hoteliers approached us which has given us confidence to progress that part of our plans in more detail.
“We’ve not yet decided whether to include any substantial office space in the overall development, but the fact is that Liverpool needs to be able to offer a pipeline to the market if it is to stand a fighting chance of securing any of the footloose requirements out there.”
The firm is currently in advanced discussions about its proposals with Liverpool City Council – a process it describes as “constructive and focused” – and says it remains on target to submit a detailed planning application by mid-September.
PP O’Connor has now completed demolition of the concrete frame left after the previous developer’s collapse.
“Local residents were very understanding of our need to drop the frame promptly and I want to thank them and local councillors for their patience and understanding during that process,” said Mr Lawless.
The architect for the new scheme is Falconer Chester Hall in Liverpool. Zerum is acting as planning consultant.