Liverpool-based property investor Nextdom Property has submitted a planning application to build two blocks of new homes on Pall Mall to the north of the city’s business district.
The £86m scheme, designed by the Liverpool studio of architects Falconer Chester Hall, is for two mixed-use blocks along Pall Mall:
- Block A will rise from eight to seventeen stories, providing 362 new homes.
- Block B will provide a curved frontage up to ten storeys to the corner of Chadwick Street and Pall Mall and will provide 188 new homes.
The site, currently a mix of surface car parking and old sheds will continue the regeneration of the Pumpfield area, suggests Nikki Sills from planning consultancy Zerum which is advising Nextdom.
“The area is in transition as the city centre expands northwards and the development will provide much-needed housing numbers and commercial space,” said Nikki.
The proposals include more than 8,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial and retail space, with parking for 155 cars and a bike space for each apartment. The homes will offer a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments.
“The cycling provision of 1:1 supports what is a highly sustainable location, given the site’s proximity to the business district, Moorfield underground station and the local bus network,” added Ms Sills.
“The scheme seeks to reform the streetscape of Pall Mall and connect this area of Pumpfields into the wider business district. The developer sees these sites as critical to the linking of the Pall Mall/Exchange Station investment area to the wider 10 Streets strategic development zone.”
Commenting on the design, Quentin Keohane of Falconer Chester Hall said:
“The architecture picks up on the historic warehouse/dockland nature of the site with the use of brickwork, arches, and vertical elevation emphasis to provide a modern take on the traditional buildings of the area. The scheme provides an active commercial frontage onto Pall Mall and with high-quality landscaping will provide a quality urban environment in what is currently an underutilised area of the city centre.”
In addition to the construction investment, the scheme is expected to generate:
- £1.8m pa in new council tax payment
- £56,235 in annual business rates income
- Approximately 200 FTE construction jobs during the build phase