A project to redevelop an unoccupied 15-storey property in Sefton Park into apartments has been given the go-ahead.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee has given develop Fortis Developments planning permission to redevelop Merebank Tower on Greenbank Drive into one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments.
The development was commissioned by Fortis on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency and designed by Falconer Chester Hall.
Falconer Chester Hall managing director Adam Hall said: “This was an extremely interesting and exciting commission to turn a number of empty units back into a vibrant, residential property.
“Merebank Tower is a highly visible landmark and these proposals will return animation to a building which has remained largely unoccupied for some time, but which has tremendous potential.”
Fortis property manager Barry Greenbank added: “The planners at the city council welcomed our scheme which will provide much needed accommodation for the local community. Works are scheduled to commence later this month and the development is scheduled for completion by October 2014.”
Merebank Tower is located in the Sefton Park Conservation Area.