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    Liverpool Development Summary - SKYSCRAPERS

    These are the buildings of twenty or more storeys that are transforming the city skyline or promise to do in the not too distant future.

    Beetham West Tower

    A 40 storey residential tower on the corner of King Edward Street and Brook Street (near to the first Beetham Tower). Work commenced early August 2005.

    Location: King Edward Street, by Brook Street
    Project Value:
    Developer: Beetham
    Architect: Aedas
    Commenced: Early August 2005

    Go to Beetham website
    Go to forum thread.


    Located in Chapel Street to the rear of the Thistle (Atlantic Tower) hotel, a 27 storey stepped residential tower and a 17 storey stepped office tower with an 8 storey link block. Some retail units at ground level.
    Location: Chapel Street (to the rear of the Thistle Hotel)

    Project Value:
    Developer: Rumford Investments
    Architect: Alford Hall Monaghan Morris
    Commenced: 2004

    Forum thread: Here

    Alexandra Tower

    A residential tower with 201 apartments and commercial units on the ground floor.

    Location: North west corner of Princes Dock.
    Height: 288' (27 storeys)
    Project Value:
    Developer: Millennium Estates
    Commenced: January 2005
    Finish: December 2007 / January 2008
    Status (22.04.06): Following a prolonged period of inactivity, work has now recommenced and foundations are now well underway.

    Go to forum thread.

    City Lofts Towers

    Two residential towers of 21 and 11 storeys at the north east corner of Princes Dock. Developer is City Lofts with apartment design by Terence Conran.


    Go to website


    A 27 storey, 280' high tower on the site of the 16 storey Concourse House at the corner of Lime Street and Skelhorne Street. Mixed use development including retail and office units and adjoining retail units, 152 apartments and new pedestrian concourse on site of existing single storey shops.

    Status (22.04.06): Planning permission obtained 24.08.05. Shopowners objecting to demolition proposals. Demolition of Concourse House expected late 2006.

    Forum Thread: Here

    A 34 storey tower situated on Princes Dock the centrepiece of the plan is a 135-bedroom hotel near a semi-enclosed square, housing cafes and public areas with views over the dock basin.

    Location Princes Dock
    Developer Mersey Property Company
    Architects RMJM

    IN THE PLANNING PROCESS - Brunswick Quay Tower

    A 51 storey tower with a height of 166.25m. (A.O.D.) and two ten storey buildings containing 414 apartments, a hotel, retail and offices and a basement car parking area.

    Location: Site of the Brunswick Small Business Centre
    Developer: Maro Developments
    Architect: Ian Simpson
    Status (22.04.06): Following rejection of this proposal and a later version with more office accommodation, the developer is taking the scheme to a public inquiry. Tenants of the Small Business Centre are being given notice to quit.

    Go to Forum thread.

    Central Village

    Two towers of 25 and 20 storeys forming the centrepiece of a £160 million apartment, hotel, professional, retail and leisure development of the land surrounding Central underground station between Bold Street and Ranelagh Street by developers Ballymore Properties and Merepark. Buildings of 9, 9 and 5 storeys also to be constructed. To include a water feature and new pedestrian and vehicular linkages.

    Location: Former Central High Level Station site.
    Project Value: £160m.
    Developer: Ballymore/Merepark
    Status (22.04.06): New two tower design released on 19.04 following objection by English Heritage to former 38 storey proposal

    Go to developer's website

    Go to Forum thread.

    Kings Waterfront Towers

    22,16 and 8 storey residential towers forming phase I of the residential development.

    Location: South end of Kings Dock (formerly a car park).
    Project Value:
    Developer: David McLean
    Commencement: Late 2007
    Status Approved.

    Queens Dock Tower is a 22 storey tower £15m mixed development with flats, health club with swimming pool some shops and bars. The architect explored 3 options with regard to the position of the tower and chose the southerly position because it had less visual impact from Parliament St, Chaloner St & Sefton St.

    Location Queens Dock
    Architect Chapman Robinson
    Status Approved

    Vermont Tower

    A 22 storey tower forming the centrepoint of a mixed development of 6 Blocks of 398 residential units with office, retail, restaurant/ Bar/ leisure and hotel uses and underground car parking.

    Location: Land bounded by Sefton Street, Parliament Street, Stanhope Street and Caryl Street, Liverpool L8
    Project Value:
    Developer: Vermont Developments
    Architect: Falconer Chester
    Status:under construction.

    PROPOSAL - King Edward Tower

    Residential tower on the former site of the King Edward pub.

    Location: West side of King Edward Street. Height 54 stories.
    Developer: Vantage Properties
    Architect: DTR(UK)
    Status (02.02.06): Proposal

    Go to architect's website


    The £900 million mainly retail development in central Liverpool billed as the largest regeneration project in Europe.

    A £900 million plan for the transformation of the southern part of the city centre to provide 1 million square feet of retail space plus residential and media / commercial developments.

    Completion: 2007

    Go to Paradise Project website.

    Forum Thread Here

    Chavasse Park

    A stunning new park and water feature to be built in the heart of the city centre.

    A shopping archave linking Church Street to Peters Lane.

    Individual Buildings: Debenhams

    Location: Corner of South John Street and Lord Street (west side)
    Status (02.02.06): Foundation work in progress.

    Friends Meeting House/BBC Radio Merseyside

    Location: North side of Hanover Street, alongside School Lane.
    This building will replace the existing Friends Meeting House and BBC Radio Merseyside headquarters in Paradise Street to be demolished for a later phase of PSDA.


    Herbert of Liverpool

    Located on the corner of Hanover Street and School Lane, it will provide a salon and training school for Herbert of Liverpool hairdressers following their displacement from Paradise Street.


    Strand Apartment Block

    The tallest building in PSDA, a 17 storey tower by internationally acclaimed architect Cesar Pelli will front onto the Strand to the South of the existing Halifax Building.

    Status (10.05.06):Under Construction.

    John Lewis

    Location: Corner of Paradise Street and Canning Place (west side)
    This will provide 240,000 sq.ft of retail space over four floors with basement servicing.

    Architect: John McAslan and Partners

    Status (22.04.06):almost complete.

    Canning Place Car Park

    Location: Canning Place to the east of the police headquarters.
    New multi-storey car park. Includes a security screen to the police elevation.

    Status: (22.04.06) Complete and open.

    Bus interchange

    Rendering awaited

    Location: Canning Place to the immediate north of thepolice headquarters.
    New bus and tram interchange to replace existing Paradise Street building.

    Status: (22.04.06) Complete and open.

    Summary of other PSDA developments:

    Announced 23.11.05: An 185 room 4 star hotel to be located next door to the bus station on the junction of Strand and Canning Place.

    Chavasse Park - Work underway on third level of underground car park.

    Tunnel access in Strand to Chavasse Park car park being constructed.

    Rapid Hardware in Hanover Street closed. Adjacent site being developed.

    Public information office open in Lord Street.

    Paradise bus station and car park closed November 2005 and demolished by explosives end of January 2006 to make way for a 14 screen Odeon multiplex cinema).


    A major redevelopment of the former Kings Dock to create a new arena and convention centre, exhibition space, hotels and a large residential development .

    A development of the Kings Dock (formerly used as a car park and temporary concert venue) into a 10,000 seat arena, conference centre, exhibition space and residential / office development. It will include 1700 homes. Two residential towers of 23 storeys planned (see above).

    Location: Kings Dock, South Waterfront
    Project Value: £143m.
    Developer: Liverpool Vision
    Masterplanner: Wilkinson Eyre

    Start on site:
    Infrastructure works - 04.07.05
    Arena and Conference Centre - 12.10.05
    Apartment towers - Early 2006
    Jorys Inn Hotel - Late 2006
    Artisan apartments and multi-storey car park
    Later apartment phases - Up to 2018


    Infrastructure works - 2006
    Arena and Conference Centre - 2008
    Apartment towers - Early 2006
    Jorys Inn Hotel - 2007
    Artisan apartments and multi-storey car park
    Later apartment phases - Up to 2018

    Status (22.04.06):

    Infrastructure: Work officially commenced 04.07.05. Infrastructure work in progress all over site, including services installation and road construction.
    Civic facilities: Work officially commenced on arena and conference centre 12.10.05. Erection of steel frames for seating now taking place.
    Multi-storey car park: Precast concrete units now erected.
    Apartment Towers: Planning application to be submitted.
    Jory's Inn hotel: Planning application to be submitted.

    Go to Project website

    Forum Thread: Here

    Jurys Hotel


    An office and residential development on the historic Princes Dock north of the Pier Head. Work commenced in the mid-1990s and, to date, three office blocks, a multi-storey car park, a hotel and extensive infrastructure works have been completed.


    Malmaison Hotel

    An 11 storey 'boutique style' hotel with 131 rooms and 41 luxury apartments.

    Location: South east side of Princes Dock (by Crowne Plaza hotel)
    Project Value:
    Contractor: Amec
    Commenced: 20th. June 2005
    Completion: Mid 2006.
    Status (22.03.06): Reinforced concrete frame completed to third storey. Upper floors being constructed from precast concrete units with erection now to fifth level

    New World Square

    Revised proposal.

    Announced 2nd. September 2005

    A hotel and residential complex comprising 8 and 11 storey buildings and a 25 storey tower.

    Location: South West corner of dock (site of IoM Steam Packet Co. offices)
    Project Value: £133m.
    Developer: Lead Asset Strategies
    Architect: Javier Hortal of Scott Brownrigg (London)
    Commence: Early 2006 (subject to planning)
    Finish: December 2007
    Status (02.02.06): Planning decision awaited.

    Forum Thread Here


    The developments that will transform Liverpool's world famous waterfront.
    Museum of Liverpool

    A £65million museum devoted to Liverpool on Mann Island, site of the abandoned Fourth Grace project. It will contain 10,000 square metres of exhibition space.

    Architects: 3XN (Denmark)

    Status(22.04.06): Following a grant of £32.7m being awarded by the NWDA in mid-April, the project is now on site.
    Commencement: Autumn 2006
    Completion: 2008 (exhibitions later)

    Architect's website

    Forum thread: Here

    Pier Head Canal Link

    A scheme by British Waterways to link Princes Dock with the Canning Dock via a 110m. canal link across the Pier Head. The intention is to link the Leeds Liverpool canal with the South Docks to increase usage of this end of the canal and create a major tourist attraction.

    Status (02.02.05): Project under construction.
    Commencement : Pier Head to be vacated for construction works in February 2006.
    Completion: 2007

    Go to website

    Canal Link Forum Thread: Here


    An ongoing regeneration of the area between Duke Street and Bold Street and surrounding streets to the south of the city centre - the long straight streets that were laid out to make ropes for sailing vessels. It also includes the regeneration of the Chinatown area.
    Work has been underway for several years and completed projects to date include the FACT Centre in Wood Street, the East Village mixed use apartment / college / retail development in Duke Street, the Chinese Arch in Nelson Street, the Georgian style Dukes Terrace residential complex, Campbell square, office, apartment and bar / restaurant complex, public realm schemes and restoration of existing buildings

    Circle 109

    An 8 storey apartment complex bounded by Henry Street, Kent Street and Lydia Ann Street.

    Status (22.03.06): Externally almost complete.

    Elysian Fields

    An 8 storey apartment building by developer Illiad on the site of the former Liverpool Community College building in Colquitt Street.

    Status:under construction.

    Scandinavian Hotel

    An apartment and retail development of the former Scandinavian Hotel on the corner of Duke Street and Nelson Street.

    Status (02.02.06): Compulsory purchase of hotel by Liverpool City Council in progress. Re-roofing of building completed.

    Argyle Court

    A retail and residential development between Argyle Street/Cleveland Square and Henry Street

    Status (22.03.05): Nearing completion.

    Duke Street Car Park Site

    A development of 82 apartments and penthouses.

    Location: Former NCP car park site east corner of Duke St and Slater St
    Project Value:
    Developer: 2001 Developments
    Status (02.02.06): Foundation work in progress.

    The Cassartelli Building

    Rendering awaited.

    A striking georgian building with a curved frontage on the corner of Duke Street and Hanover Street. It was once used by a firm of Italian barometer manufacturers. This was derelict for many years and finally had to be demolished due to its condition. The new development is a reconstruction of the earlier building but now as an apartment complex.

    Status (22.03.06):completed.

    No. 1 Arthouse Square

    A 3000m2 office / apartment complex to the rear of the FACT Centre and facing onto Seel Street. It is partially new build and partially restoration of an existing building and will include a new public square.

    Status(02.02.06): Building externally complete, fit-out in progress.

    The Foundry

    An apartment development in Henry Street.


    Named after the Baltic Fleet pub and bounded by Wapping, Jamaica Street and Blundell Street, this is now one of the fastest growing areas of the city - located half way between the Paradise Project and Kings Waterfront. Formerly an area of warehousing, it is now being developed as a mixed use area.

    Quay House

    A six storey apartment block to the rear of the Baltic Fleet pub on Wapping.

    Status (22.03.06): Externally complete, internal fit-out in progress.

    Chandlers Wharf

    An eight storey apartment block in Corn Hill. Development in two sections straddling Corn Hill

    Status (22.03.06): Cladding to first (south) phase in progress. Service cores to second (north) phase now at full height.


    A fourteen storey apartment block on the site of the Joseph Lamb & Sons building (the Maritime Building) in Wapping.

    Status (22.03.06): Two tower cranes erected with base for third installed. Car park excavation over full site in progress and about 3/4 complete.


    Liverpool suffers from a shortage of good quality office space. The following developments should go some way to addressing this.

    St Pauls Square


    An office, shop and apartment development.First phase comprises 125,000 sq. ft. of offices, apartments, an internal shopping street linking the square to Old Hall Street and a 400 space car park.

    Later phase to include two more office blocks and more apartments.

    Location: East side of Old Hall Street adjacent to Bruntwood Tower.
    Project Value: £100 million
    Developer: English Cities Fund.
    Contractor: Shepherd Construction Ltd.
    Commenced: Spring 2005
    Status (22.03.06): Crane erected, steelwork to offices in progress. Reinforced concrete frame to residential block also in progress.

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    Pall Mall Business Quarter

    Announced 29th. July 2005

    A large scale office, residential and retail development on the site of the NCP car park (former Exchange Station site) due to deliver 3000 jobs.

    Location: Old Exchange Station site (now an NCP car park) bounded by Mercury Court, Pall Mall, Leeds Street and Bixteth Street.
    Project Value: £130m.
    Proposer: Liverpool Vision
    Architects: RHWL
    Finish: 2015 (staged development)
    Status (25.07.06): Outline planning permission granted 25.10.05. Detailed masterplan now submitted. Detailed planning permission to be obtained for individual sites.


    The residential population of central Liverpool has increased dramatically in the last few years with a population of around 20,000 predicted for 2008.
    Here are some individual apartment developments that are not part of a larger project.

    Garden Quarter Development

    A residential development by Downing Developments of the old magistrates courts in Hatton Garden in two phases. The first phase includes two new blocks (Eden Square) and the opening of a new pedestrian access through the block. The second phase will involve conversion of the old magistrates courts.

    Status (22.03.06): Deep car park constructed. Reinforced concrete superstructure in progress.

    Go to website.

    Developer, Huntsmere, plans to transform a former juvenile court and council offices into apartments and office space. The Aura project, is where the Tinlings building is now, will comprise of the 'Vetro' office space and the 'Atria' mixed use residential scheme. The developer said one of the most striking architectural features will be a 3 floor sculpted roof scape. It's not clear from the report if Tinlings will be demolished or converted.

    The Reach

    An 8 storey apartment block on the North side of Leeds Street comprising 271 apartments.

    Status (22.03.06): Externally almost complete - scaffolding being removed.
    Completion: Summer 2006

    City Gate

    An apartment development in Oldham Street

    Status (02.02.06): Almost complete.

    Byrom Street / Fontenoy Street

    A 12 storey development with 114 apartments, underground car park and commercial use on ground floor.

    Location: North side of Byrom Street / Crosshall Street junction.
    Project Value: £20m.
    Developer: Green Flag
    Architect: Falconer Chester
    Status (22.03.06): Planning permission granted 11.10.05, demolition of existing building in progress.

    Herculaneum Quay

    Liverpool Edge

    A 32m. 7 / 10 storey apartment block by architect Marks Barfield (designer of the London Eye and the Mersey Watersports Centre). It will feature 125 apartments, a private walled garden, creche and nursery and other community facilities and will have 4 wind turbines providing 10% of the building power requirement.

    Location: Between Caryl Street and Grafton Street, Dingle
    Project Value:
    Developer: Carpenter Investments
    Architect: Marks Barfield
    Status (02.02.06): Outline planning permission granted 12.10.05.


    Developments that will transform Liverpool's internationally renowned sporting venues.

    Liverpool FC New Stadium

    A new 60,000 seater stadium rising to a possible 78,000 on a site in Stanley Park, adjacent to the existing Anfield Road Stadium
    Status:in planning
    Cost:300 million
    Estimated completion date:2010

    A new 50,000 seater stadium planned for Kirkby,currently awaiting the outcome of ballot.
    Estimated completion date:2010

    Aintree Racecourse

    A £34 million development of the racecourse spectator accommodation.

    Start on site: After the 2005 Grand National


    The transport developments to enhance both access and trade

    Landing Stage Extension

    An £18million 1,000 ft. northern extension of the existing landing stage to accommodate cruise liners. Will include a car marshalling area in St Nicholas Place and a new linkspan in the floating roadway cut.

    Status (22.03.06): Following agreement between Peel and Liverpool City Council, work to start in April 2006. Pontoon sections to be constructed in Cammell Lairds old shipyard at Birkenhead. Reconstruction of complete stage now likely to take place following sinking of southern (Georges) landing stage.

    Completion - 2007

    City Centre Movement Strategy

    A programme of road widening, pedestrianisation etc to improve vehicle movement around the City Centre.

    Status (02.02.06): First phase (Byrom Street / Scotland Road) completed.
    Berry Street / Renshaw Street completed with
    restoration of two way traffic
    Work commenced 1st August on Hope Street scheme.
    Hope Street now partially closed to traffic.

    Go to website

    New Mersey Crossing

    A £335 million scheme for a new bridge to relieve congestion on the existing road bridge between Runcorn and Widnes. Bridge would extend from the Central Expressway in Runcorn to the Eastern Bypass in Widnes.

    Status (02.02.06): Decision on government support expected in February or March 2006 following visit of Gateway team to London on 22.11.05.

    Liverpool South Parkway

    A new interchange station between the existing Allerton Station on the Liverpool to London line and a relocated Garston Station on the Merseyrail Northern Line Hunts Cross branch. It will include parking and a bus terminal and provision for Line 3 of the Merseytram system.

    Status (22.03.06): Main building almost complete. Allerton Station still closed and will reopen with new station.

    Completion: June 2006

    Port of Liverpool: New River Berth

    A new river berthing facility for Post-Panamax container vessels, that are too large to use the dock entrance at Gladstone Dock.

    Status (02.02.06): Planning application submitted. Harbour
    revision order posted in August.


    The expanding universities and other education developments

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

    Location: Pembroke Place
    Project Value:
    Developer: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    Status: Under Construction

    JMU Design Academy

    A new art gallery, public exhibition space and public open space to bring all John Moores Univerity's art and design programmes into one space.

    Location: Site of St Nicholas Centre by Metropolitan Cathedral.
    Project Value: £23m.
    Developer: Liverpool JMU
    Architect: Rick Mather Architects
    Commence: 2006 (subject to planning)
    Finish: Summer 2008
    Status:under construction.

    Development of the redundant docks between Princes and the working port.

    Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

    A £100 million masterplan to convert the disused Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse and its associated warehouses into a residential, leisure and retail development. The canal link will run through Stanley Dock on its way to the Pier Head.

    Status: Permission granted October 2004 for conversion of North Warehouses (the Jesse Hartley design) to provide 88 apartments and ground floor office space and for the demolition of the adjacent silo and extension.

    Commencement: Not known (previously early 2005)


    Wirral Waters will cost 4.5 Billion and be phased in over a 30 year period,it will feature residential towers the highest will be around 50 stories,a retail and leisure quarter located around Bidston Moss and it's set to bring the Birkenhead dockland back to life.

    New Brighton Redevelopment

    A £70 million pound scheme by Neptune Developments to redevelop New Brighton. It includes a new relocated marine lake, refurbishment of the floral pavilion, apartments, a health and fitness club and a new supermarket on the site of the present marine lake.

    Commencement:July 2007
    Completion:not known


    Developments in Liverpool's uptown.
    Stella Nova

    Announced 1st. August 2005

    A 15 storey tower on the site of the former Stella Maris building. Will contain 127 apartments, a gymnasium, landscaped rooftop garden and shops and offices on the lower floors.

    Location: Junction of Strand Road and Washington Parade
    Project Value: £11m.
    Developer: Dreaming Spires Ltd.
    Architects: K & J Woodward and Calder Peel (both Liverpool)
    Status:under construction

    Investment Centre

    An office development comprising 3,100 square metres of business accommodation.
    Architect: Building Design Partnership
    Location: Stanley Road (site of Vermont House)
    Completion: Spring 2008
    Status (Feb '07): Former building being demolished.

    Connolly House

    Height:23 storeys
    Developer:Haslam Homes
    Status:recommended for approval

    Great Homer Street Everton.

    A £150 Million development which will feature Liverpool’s biggest supermarket, rumoured to be a Tesco, elevated on stilts with customers using a travelator to reach the entrance.

    A market hall and outdoor space for 300 stalls, for traders displaced from the old “Paddy’s market”.

    A doctor’s and dentist’s surgery.

    A library, with ground-floor shops.

    A mix of small and large shops, with apartments above.

    A public transport interchange opposite Everton Park sports centre.

    Almost 500 new houses and flats in Great Homer Street, Scotland Road and Marwood Triangle, and the refurbishment of Marwood Towers.

    New industrial units in Dryden Street.

    Projected finish:2012.
    Last edited by Kev; 03-10-2007 at 09:20 AM.

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    lots and lots going on... will be interesting to see when finished!!

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    Should be fantastic if all goes to plan. Can't wait to see it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouseyuppie View Post
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    Great Film sY....They should have you on the 'Culture Committee'

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    Default In my Liverpool home

    we speak with an accent exceedingly rare, if you want a cathedral we’ve got one to spare, in my Liverpool home.

    Go Liverpool, amazing stuff great that our wonderful city in making a comeback, 2008!

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    Default great photos

    Great to see someone trying to bring fresh ideas to the city skyline. The building on Lime street would be fantastic. Mind you anything would be better than whats there at the moment. the whole concorse is a disgrace.

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    Just took a first look at this for at least a couple of years.
    Its incredible how closely most of the renderings resemble the finished articles and how heartbreaking it is that many of these schemes failed to be realised.

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    It would look like the two towers that been bombed... or maybe better.

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