Developer Crossfield Exclusive Developments is seeking planning consent for multi-million pound scheme in Merseyside to create 10,000 sq ft of retail space and 74 apartments. Tony McDonough reports
A multi-million pound mixed-use development will look to breathe new life into a Merseyside town centre with new homes and shops.
Crossfield Exclusive Developments has applied for planning permission to transform Telegraph House on Moor Lane in Crosby centre, to create a mixed-use residential and retail development. It aims to start work in the summer.
Designed by Liverpool-based architects, Studio RBA, the scheme will provide around 10,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor. There are also plans for 74 well-designed apartments on the upper floors with rooftop gardens for residents.
Through its redevelopment of Telegraph House, Crossfield Exclusive Developments intends to contribute to town centre amenities, increasing footfall to Crosby Village by transforming Moor Lane into what its says will be a “vibrant gateway” to the town centre.
David Cain, managing director of Crossfield Exclusive Developments, said: “I grew up in Crosby and so this development is really important to me personally. The town needs and deserves investment and, like all communities, it has suffered through the challenges of the past 12 months.
“We have worked closely with our design partners at RBA and our planning consultants at Savills to create a vision for Telegraph House that gives the town exactly what it needs – high quality homes and new retail facilities, which will in-turn create new employment for local people.
“We have worked with the Sefton Council to design an exceptional scheme that will meet the needs of existing and future residents in Crosby. Should planning be granted, we have a real opportunity with Telegraph House and we hope to be able to start on site with development this summer.
“Not only will it bring to life a currently derelict brownfield site but it will also bring with it well designed town centre regeneration that will help to revive Crosby and that’s a really exciting prospect for our business.”
Building work at Telegraph House will be carried out by Crossfield Construction, part of Crossfield Group. The company is also delivering the extension of Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre on behalf of Sefton Council.
“We are looking forward to working with existing and new friends in the community and to working with our neighbours to ensure that this development is one that benefits them, both economically and socially,” added Mr cain.
“Investment in employment and training is a huge focus for us; we all began our own careers through on-site training and we’re committed to giving local people the same opportunities.”