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    THE biggest-ever private housing development in the heart of Liverpool will provide more than 850 homes, the Daily Post can reveal today.

    London-based developers The Windsor Group will this week deliver a massive vote of confidence in Liverpool's continuing renaissance by submitting a planning application for their 270m project within the Baltic Triangle area.

    The company wants to attract families back into the heart of the city by building three-bedroomed homes, which will stand opposite the dockside Wapping Warehouse development.

    The scheme for the site - between Blundell Street, Jamaica Street and Wapping - envisages the creation of eight new buildings, comprising 851 mainly two and three bed apartments. There will also be 70,000 sq ft of leisure, retail and office space.

    The project is the latest phase in the Windsor Group's L1 development, which proposes to transform an inner-city industrial area into a new vibrant city centre quarter.

    Work is already well under way on Windsor's first phase - three residential buildings which are taking shape on the site once occupied by ships' chandlers Joseph T Lamb.

    Windsor Group director Roger Darwin said last night: "This application demonstrates our confidence in Liverpool's future.

    "We are proposing a 270m investment to create a series of stunning buildings and linked spaces on a key site between The Paradise Street Project and King's Waterfront development areas, supporting the aims of Liverpool Vision's emerging masterplan for the area.

    "I believe that each of these developments, including our own, adds to and enhances the others, and together they will totally transform this southern area of the city centre into an area bustling with an attractive retail offer, commercial facilities, high quality apartments and hotels which will vastly improve visitor options."

    Mr Darwin added: "We are not seeking to replicate what is already on offer in abundance in Liverpool city centre, nor are we interested in building single-bed boxes for the investor market.

    "We believe that by providing higher quality and more spacious apartments we will attract a new and more diverse residential population.

    "We believe that The Baltic Triangle is the right place to build a new kind of residential community and the L1 development is offering the right product."

    Phil Furlong, from property specialists Venmore Thomas & Jones, said last night: "This is going to have a tremendous impact on the city as we are almost building a new location. It will attract a different type of buyer, the sort of buyer who hasn't been particularly attracted to Liverpool before.

    "The apartments are for the discerning purchaser who can afford to buy the best. This is an exciting addition to the Liverpool property market."



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    PLANS to build the biggest-ever private housing development in the heart of Liverpool would be disastrous for the city, regeneration experts warned last night.

    The 270m Baltic Triangle scheme would see more than 850 homes built opposite the dockside Wapping Warehouse site.

    But yesterday it was claimed the eight apartment blocks harked back to 1960s tower blocks and would soon become a blot on the city's landscape.

    Cllr Steve Munby, Labour spokesman for regeneration, said: "This would be disastrous for the city. We would be left with the 21st century of 1960s tower blocks, which would blight the city for generations to come.

    "We are in real danger of repeating the mistakes made 40 years ago.

    "We need something much more sophisticated than this. It should be used for a mixture of green space and retail, not just flats. "

    "This is a very important site. It is the fulcrum of the Kings Dock, Paradise Street, the Ropewalks, the cathedrals and the regeneration to the south of the city.

    "We don't need vast numbers of characterless blocks forming an impermeable obstacle on that land."

    London-based developers the Windsor Group has submitted a planning application for the scheme, which spans the area between Blundell Street, Jamaica Street and Wapping. Although it has been billed by the company as a development of family homes, it is made up mainly of two and three bed apartments.

    Work has already started on phase one of the scheme, three residential buildings on the site once occupied by ships' chandlers Joseph T Lamb..

    The scheme also includes 70,000 sq ft of leisure, retail and office space.

    Liverpool's city centre population is expected to grow by 57% over the next decade

    But a recent Centre for Cities report, by the Institute for Public Policy Research, found that students would still form the largest proportion of those moving in and out of the L1 postcode.

    Liverpool University civic design senior lecturer Sue Kidd said: "There are developments coming in to the city, but one of the biggest criticisms from people is that there are not the services they would expect for a residential environment."

    Roger Darwin, Windsor group director, said: "Cllr Munby's response to a 270m investment that will create 600 new jobs and bring in 2,000 residents is incomprehensible.

    "We believe we can attract new people into the city centre by offering a new product within a new, residential development.

    "It is not feasible or desirable to propose low-density suburban dwelling in a city centre area like the Baltic Triangle."

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