Kier Property, CTP get green light for €222m Liverpool scheme

Kier Property and CTP have secured planning consent for their Pall Mall office development in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial business district.

Kier and CTP were formally selected as Liverpool City Council’s development partner in 2017 and have been working on detailed proposals, culminating in the hybrid planning application which was submitted by the partnership in July 2019.

The £200 mln (€222 mln) scheme will address the current lack of Grade A office space in Liverpool’s CBD, comprising 121,000 m2 of new grade A office space, a 281 bedroom hotel, associated retail and leisure amenities, as well as a new large scale and high quality landscaped green space and public realm.

The first phase of development will be a Grade A office building comprising of 31,000 m2 of net internal office space, 2,926 m2 of flexible ground floor accommodation as well as a basement which will provide parking facilities.

The grant of planning consent will enable development to start on site by summer 2020.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: 'The Pall Mall scheme is of huge importance to the development of our commercial business district, so I’m delighted it’s now been given planning approval and construction can get started. Liverpool city centre needs new Grade A office space to attract companies and highly skilled jobs so we can continue to grow our economy.

'I’m greatly encouraged by the thinking behind the scheme’s layout and delighted the emphasis is as much on the high quality of the place and dwell time as it is on the design of the buildings. We’re looking at how we can develop the district over the next 10-20 years and this scheme will act as a catalyst for the future aspirations for the area 2020 and beyond.'

Kier and CTP also confirmed that solicitors are instructed to progress the deal agreed with a hotel operator for the 281 bedroom hotel which forms part of the masterplan. The developers are targeting to submit a reserved matters planning application Q1 2020 and deliver the hotel as part of a larger, more comprehensive first phase.

The 1.2-hectare site provides for the natural expansion of the commercial district in Liverpool city centre and forms a key part of the council’s emerging Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the commercial district.

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