New plans to finish 'Liverpool One' masterplan
Plans to redevelop the last available plot of the project which delivered Liverpool One have been submitted.
The Paradise Street Development Area masterplan saw the £1bn regeneration of parts of Liverpool city centre under the 'Liverpool One' banner including new retail, leisure and accommodation.
New plans have now been submitted to regenerate 'Site 22', the last remaining development plot associated with the masterplan, into student accommodation and commercial units.
The project comprises three units of ground floor retail totalling 9,700 sq ft and 305 student studios in three blocks up to nine storeys high.
'Site 22' already has outline planning consent for the development of circa 76,600 sq ft.
It is a short distance away from the 'Baltic Triangle' area where plans for a new eight-storey mixed use scheme have also just been submitted.
Manchester companies The Planning Studio and Formroom Architects are working on the scheme on the junction of Seel Street, Fleet Street and David Lewis Street.
A submission statement from The Planning Studio said: "The proposal represents a major economic investment into the acclaimed Liverpool One urban regeneration development.
"[It] will deliver the final piece of a complex development jigsaw linking Liverpool One with the adjoining Rope Walks cultural and entertainment area that characterises the area between Bold Street and Duke Street.
"The proposals will provide a real and substantial economic boost to the area, helping it to move forward along the journey of urban regeneration, which is already seen a considerable renaissance from investment by the Liverpool One development.
"The proposals will deliver a rare opportunity to bring about a significant design led regeneration development."
The site is currently vacant and being used as a compound for the construction companies working on the neighbouring, eight-storey 'Hanover Place' hotel and restaurant project, previously called 'Site 21'.