LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE February 2011 AERIAL IMAGE OF LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT Welcome Welcome to this latest edition of Liverpool along this important gateway is now complete and Development Update, the first to be produced we are working to ensure disruption for residents since I became Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision and commuters is kept to a minimum as the last year. highway is re-aligned. This issue is published at a time of significant However, the residential element of the scheme change. The slowdown in the UK economy, will be determined by market demand and we reductions in public sector funding – which are working with Bellway to bring forward the first have dramatically affected all Liverpool Vision’s phases as soon as the market allows. partners – Liverpool City Council, Northwest Regional Development Agency and the Homes and It is sometimes easy to forget just how positive Communities Agency – together with sluggishness and dramatic the City’s regeneration has been. in the development sector, means the City is I was reminded recently of just how far the city facing a testing year. As many of you will now be has transformed itself when on a recent visit to aware, Liverpool Vision will become a directorate Liverpool, Lord Heseltine – someone who played of Liverpool City Council in 2011. The need for an instrumental role in city’s early renaissance and cost efficiencies are self evident, but the move for whom I had worked in the 1980s – expressed will not affect the company’s long standing and his delight at seeing the extent of the city’s hard fought reputation of working effectively with regeneration at close quarters. business and investors to regenerate the City. It was clear to Lord Heseltine that the City is in However, despite the slowdown in development much better shape now to withstand the slowdown activity and the very challenging funding and accelerate economic activity when conditions environment we have witnessed, there continues to and confidence improve. be progress with major projects in the city. The new The City’s success at the World Expo in Shanghai Museum of Liverpool and Countryside Neptune’s is already attracting interest in development Mann Island scheme will add a new and positive opportunities, particularly Peel’s Liverpool Waters dimension to the transformation of the City’s scheme and the opening of the Liverpool Business waterfront. We look forward to their completion Embassy in London will further reinforce the City’s later this year. efforts to attract new investment. The new headquarters of The Women’s I hope you enjoy this latest issue of Liverpool Organisation in the Baltic area has recently Development Update and I would like to thank completed and we will feature the scheme in the everyone who contributed. next issue later this year. Outside of the city centre, the Edge Lane scheme is Max Steinberg now becoming a reality. The removal of properties Chief Executive, Liverpool Vision It is sometimes easy to forget just how positive and dramatic the city’s regeneration has been. Viewpoint How is the funding environment likely to affect development in the city? The funding environment is the same here as it will We have a ‘perfect storm’ scenario – massive It is already obvious that limited funding is affecting be for other major provincial cities; it will restrict the cuts in public sector funding at a time when the projects across all sectors in the City with speculative speculative investment into schemes, especially for development industry is on its knees. The complete development almost unheard of. those landlords with restricted cash flow and tight absence of ‘gap funding’ from any source and the funding covenants. significant reduction in Affordable Housing Grant is, Student and hotel schemes appear to be getting the and will significantly undermine the prospects of new lion’s share of what limited funding is available, however It is the demand for space and ability of owners to development taking place in the City. we doubt whether funding for these sectors will continue retain occupiers that will create the right environment as evidence of oversupply may begin to curtail activity. for banks to lend, something that should have always The whole industry, public and private, now needs to been the criteria for lending. be more innovative. Indeed there are positive signs. In our sector (residential) there is almost no chance of The JESSICA Fund will undoubtedly provide a new any speculative development likely to happen in the In 2010 we invested £2.5m on improving our product source of finance to the industry, initially on ERDF city centre over the next few years despite the current and experience, while adding more flexible serviced compliant projects; the introduction of Tax Increment strength of the rental market and likely strong increase offices. In 2011 we will be spending a further £4m Financing will ensure a more strategic approach in rents over the next 12-24 months. to continue improving our operational excellence, to financing infrastructure, and the collaboration the quality of experience for our customers and We would like to believe that we will see some funded emerging under the banner of the Local Enterprise “build to rent” schemes come to fruition although generating the varied product and size of suites that Partnerships all offer hope. are in demand. expecting a bank to fund such a long term sensible However, the key in the coming years will be the return project is likely to fall on deaf ears. DAVID GUEST ability of the whole public sector – local and central Regional Director, Bruntwood ALAN BEVAN government to utilise property assets creatively and Managing Director, City Residential collectively to enable the private sector to deliver appropriate development and regeneration. GERRY HUGHES Senior Director, GVA LIVERPOOL SCIENCE PARK The whole industry, public and private sectors, now needs to be more innovative. The JESSICA Fund will undoubtedly provide a The new financial realities will be challenging but the key to maintaining momentum lies in forging genuine public new and welcome source of finance to stimulate /private partnerships. Where there is collaboration, regeneration will continue. Project Jennifer, our £150m scheme at Great Homer Street, is a case in point. Not reliant on public funding it is progressing on its own merits. Attracting Sainsbury’s is key to the project’s viability, as is the role of the local development in all sectors authority. The council is taking an imaginative approach, using its own land holdings, rather than public funding, to help support viability. Using our respective skills, St. across the city region. Modwen and the City Council have been able to keep the scheme alive throughout the credit crunch. A pragmatic approach to matters such as Section 106 contributions and affordable housing is also key, but the critical factor is transparency, with both parties understanding the scheme appraisal and working together on measures to maintain viability throughout the pre-development process. This type of partnership is the model which will maintain regeneration in the future. It’s a concept we have found Liverpool City Council very willing to embrace. MICHELLE TAYLOR, Regional Director, St. Modwen Retail LIVERPOOL ONE To boldly The opening in May 2008 of Grosvenor’s investment in the public realm could help, but Liverpool One retail scheme certainly smartened Bold Street is doing fine.” up Liverpool’s retail offer. Any hesitations about Bold Street’s future will go... The 2.4m sq ft scheme quickly boosted Liverpool be resolved by Merepark/Ballymore’s Central to fifth in Experian’s retail rankings – but it also Village development, which will link Bold Street shifted the centre of gravity of the shopping more closely to Church Street. district. For Bold Street, Ranelagh Street, and Elsewhere Bedford’s team have their eye on It’s a problem Renshaw Street this poses dangers as customers head to the further end of Church Street. A study several up-coming prospects. Making more use of Moorfields station, and improving car parking every householder commissioned by the City Council, due to report soon, is expected to argue that the answer is to especially around Mount Pleasant, could help improve the vitality of the city centre. But there will understand: accentuate the positive. are also bigger projects in the pipeline. makeover one room, Simon Bedford, head of the economic development team at Drivers Jonas Deloitte, and He says: “Williamson Square is one of several opportunities we’ve spotted in the city centre. and suddenly all the one of the authors of the report, says there are some straight-forward steps the City can take to The square is a nice useful space and the Playhouse Theatre makes it a potential focus, others look like they improve the appeal of the Bold Street area. but it isn’t well used and the shops around it need attention, too. Says Bedford: “Liverpool starts from are disappointing. It could be stronger if the real strength as a retail destination. It is links with the cultural area around St George‘s unrecognisable compared to three years ago. Hall were stronger. New floorspace and What we need, though, is a strategy for locations redevelopment have to be important long-term like Bold Street and Williamson Square that aims. were not included in the Liverpool One scheme but have been influenced by it. “In the shorter term I think we have to improve the management of Williamson Square, and Bedford says there are some steps that can be improve its links with other parts of the City.” taken immediately – and others that may take some years to accomplish. He explains: “Bold Renshaw Street may also be a longer-term Street is busy, it’s well-occupied, it’s changed prospect, says Bedford. He predicts that ‘major of course in the last few years and now has a intervention’ will be necessary, with a hope that more student feel, but it’s undoubtedly very this could be achieved by 2015-2016. popular and on a strong pedestrian route. Some LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 05 IN BRIEF The long-awaited redevelopment of Edge Lane retail park has taken a step forward. The £200m development by Derwent Holdings, has been approved by planners. The project will see the CENTRAL VILLAGE park and nearby sites redeveloped to provide 600,000 sq ft of new retail floorspace. There will also be 290,000 sq ft of other commercial floorspace. The scheme also includes a new public park with games area, and new light industrial units to accommodate WILLIAMSON SQUARE businesses relocated to make way for the new retail park. In the meantime it is clear to most observers Odeon for a six screen 25,000 sq ft outlet, that re-balancing the city centre depends on two their second in the city. It joins a list of pre-lets Demolition work has projects: Central Village and the redevelopment of St Johns’ Centre. including hotel operators Millenium & Copthorne and Accor. Construction work started last already begun but summer on Central Village’s first phase, including construction of the new Land Securities say they still cannot give a date for the start of construction work on a the redevelopment of the former Lewis’s department store into 80,000 sq ft of offices, shops will be delayed redevelopment of St John’s designed to improve 180,000 sq ft of retail and a hotel. until government the old malls and add extra floorspace. The scheme is intended to increase the overall size Merepark director Ian Jones says: “We’re ministers have from 360,500 sq ft to 480,000 sq ft. confident that our masterplan is going to fit the pronounced on the plan. Mount Pleasant area back into the rest of the city The 42 year old centre was due to begin its centre. transformation in 2009, but start dates have been Hopes are high that postponed. “It’s all about lettings now, and we’re way in advance of where we expected to be.” the government will not Land Securities portfolio manager James The redevelopment of the Central Station site has insist on a public inquiry Larmuth says: “We continuously look at developing and broadening the offer at St John’s been a city regeneration aim for the best part of after concerns raised by maximising its potential in the segment of the twenty years. Confidence that the long-awaited neighbouring Knowsley market it operates. project will now be completed is high, not least thanks to the forward-sale of the Lewis’s building. council were withdrawn “For example, we have been successful in securing a deal with Aldi. Development in this The deal, agreed last Spring, saw Merepark and in January. A decision by current economic climate is challenging and its partners secure £37.1m from a syndicate, ministers was expected needs to be commercially and financially viable. through London-based Regent Capital. The deal We work closely with the Council keeping an eye included a 10-year debt facility from Co-operative as Development Update on future opportunities.” Bank. Some feared that Liverpool One would call went to press. a halt to retail development in Liverpool – or at Land Securities suggest they have an open mind and hint that next summer could be time to re- the very least, would chill future prospects. Construction work consider. A short walk away at Liverpool Central With the Central Village plan now underway, and will take four years to Station redevelopment plans are well advanced. prospects for Bold Street looking bright, those fears now seem overstated, and perhaps just complete. The £200m Central Village scheme is gathering plain wrong. pace. Merepark has signed cinema operator Industrial THE VAULT, LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK Big and But that day has come. A year of deals and company Liverpool Vision. Liverpool was one growing demand has given Liverpool’s industrial of three areas short-listed for the distribution property market a little of the glamour that centre, competing against Doncaster and East comes with success. London. The Vault easily beat its rivals because beautiful it was freehold, close to the docks and had a Property agents were making their final pool of local skilled staff. calculations as Development Update went to press, but the trend is clear. The B&M deal was not alone and there were Some thought they’d Early figures show that industrial take-up in the North West increased by 52 per cent in the plenty more deals, big and small, to boost the sub-regional totals. Conspicuous among them never live to see the second quarter, according to a report by DTZ. was the deal at the 478,000 sq ft Galaxy building in Knowsley, which also changed hands with day that crinkly tin According to research by CBRE, take-up of 100,000 sq ft-plus industrial buildings in the Matalan taking occupation after a £33 a sq ft freehold sale. sheds became sexy. North West soared by an eye-popping 183 per cent to 2.7m sq ft in the first half of 2010, Developers are keenly aware of the growing market for industrial and warehouse property compared with the same period in 2009. in Liverpool. Yet whilst the mega-deals have Although the growth rate slowed in the second grabbed the headlines, it’s the churn of smaller half of the year, experts are confident it will turn requirements – many of just a few thousand out to have been a bumper year – and deals square feet – that are providing much of the in Liverpool provided a high proportion of the action. Stephen Barnes is development director take-up. at Merseyside property company Langtree. He says the micro-market is occupying his attention The decision by discount retailer B&M in 2011. Bargains to base their distribution operation in Liverpool provided the background to a “We’ve found the market for industrial space year of deal-making. B&M chose The Vault, under 5,000 sq ft is very resilient, and that is where a mighty 619,000 sq ft warehouse at Liverpool most of the deals are being done. That sector has International Business Park. Built in 2007 by always maintained fairly good occupancy – you Gladman, it was sold to B&M Bargains in one get some coming and going, of course, but it is of last year’s biggest deals. The Vault’s freehold reliable in Liverpool,” Barnes explains. was purchased for £16m with the help of £1.7m Catering to this demand has been the making of grant aid from economic development of Wellington Employment Park South, the LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 07 IN BRIEF The 46-acre G.Park Liverpool, next to the Stonebridge Business Park and close to the M57 motorway, is a joint venture between Gazeley and MetLife Real Investment. A new phased development of up to WELLINGTON EMPLOYMENT PARK SOUTH 870,000 sq ft is planned to take place. It comes as the supply of industrial floorspace shrinks. Data from BNP Paribas Real Estate reveals that the availability of new space in buildings over 100,000 sq ft fell to 4.5m sq ft in the third quarter of 2010, down from 8.6m sq ft 18 months earlier. VENTURE POINT At the same time, demand is growing. King Sturge’s industrial agency teams first comprehensive industrial development in “Our competitive rental terms are also proving were involved with 5.4m the North Liverpool docks area for more than a attractive to business with introductory rents decade. The scheme provides a total of 107,820 available from only £1 per sq ft.” sq ft of occupational deals sq ft divided into 19 mostly small units, ranging Rents are, indeed, a talking point for landlords. in the North West last year, from 1,436 to 33,500 sq ft. They have appealed to start-up businesses right through to mature The days when £6 a sq ft or more seemed nearly twice the average and expanding companies. attainable for the best new developments are, for the most part, over. Today quoting rents have of 3m sq ft in the boom Says Barnes: “Wellington at North Shore has returned to the £4-£4.50 a sq ft level of ten years years. The concensus is been extremely successful – it’s now 85 per cent ago. There are exceptions - both higher and that 2011 will be as good, let, and heading towards fully let. lower - but the market has settled as the B&M deal proves. B&M paid £26 a sq ft freehold for a if not better, as so-called “Of course occupiers know that it’s a tough market for landlords, and of course they want building once touted at £60 a sq ft. large space users take rent-free periods and soft payment plans. But Thanks to moderate rents many businesses are advantage of their market it’s still a busy year and a very encouraging choosing to move to new upgraded premises. development for Liverpool’s industrial property position to negotiate scene.” Do these deals indicate a real change in the market? Many think it does. Encouragingly, favorable terms. However, A similar development at Speke’s Venture Barnes believes that lettings evidence shows as the supply diminishes Point has also proved popular. The 62,000 sq ft development includes 12 units between 3,000 that Liverpool industrial developments are now performing as well as – or better than – the negotiating balance and 7,000 sq ft. comparable schemes in Manchester. tips towards landlords. Langtree is not alone in snatching deals. Priority “Liverpool has a strong market, but the Sites has enjoyed similar success at their Dakota perception has always been that Manchester’s The figures – which relate Business Park, Banks Road, Speke, off the A561. is stronger. I’d say that is now out of date. If to the entire North West – Once again, demand for smaller units – typically you look at our lettings figures from Speke and under 2,000 sq ft – is powering the market. Wellington and compare them with our lettings are said to be reflected in Phil Haslam, senior development manager for in Manchester, you discover that Liverpool is at Liverpool, where the supply least as good. The worst you could say is that Priority Sites, says: “The demand for units is there is no perceptible difference. That may of ready-to-occupy units is testimony to the quality of the product that we have on offer at Dakota Business Park.” surprise some people.” diminishing fast. Funding LIME STREET GATEWAY Parlez For many in Liverpool, it’s time to learn the new each one individually. There is no preconceived language of regeneration. Inspired by new concept of what makes for a successful bid, thinking in Whitehall, Brussels and Liverpool with the exception that they will all lead to private itself, this is a language in which it pays to be sector jobs and their impact will be in areas vous fluent. adversely affected by public sector spending cuts,” he says. Behind the new acronyms lie potentially important new organisations with the capacity to Decisions on the first round of bids will be regen dip their hands into valuable new pots of money. announced in March, but Lord Heseltine insists there is no special agenda for Liverpool. “No, As the RDAs (Regional Development Agencies) that would be quite wrong, it’s an England-wide and URCs (Urban Regeneration Companies) of speak? fund – and of course, for now, we don’t know the last decade prepare to bow out, a new wave what the bids will be or where they will come of regeneration agencies are stepping forward. from,” he says. The most talked-about changes are to the However, in January the Government Have you met structure of regeneration. The new Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) will be one of announced that it had asked outgoing Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy to work with Lord JESSICA or the main gatekeepers for the government’s new Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Heseltine to draw up a regional economic plan for Liverpool. Sir Terry is already a member of JEREMIE? The fund – still in its early days – will be chaired by former Minister for Merseyside Lord the board of the newly-created Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Heseltine. Around £1.4bn will be available to Lord Heseltine’s advice to Liverpool bidders is support regional economies between 2011 to put effort into preparation. “Everyone ought to and 2014. Bidding for the first round of awards realise that this is a competitive process. closed on 21 January and until ministers announce their decisions, it will be hard to judge They also need to realise that the advisory how the new fund will work. committee is full of people with considerable experience. It is always unwise to overstate Speaking exclusively to Development Update, your case.” Lord Heseltine insists job creation will be the main priority. “It’s up to local people to A second round of RGF bidding will close in April. determine the nature of bids to the growth fund, In the meantime attention is turning to another and the advisory panel I’m chairing will look at new initiative – JESSICA (see side panel). LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 09 IN BRIEF JESSICA stands for Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas. European Union initiative will involve regional funds making loans to fund the development of new office and industrial space. A consortium led by Igloo Regeneration has been selected to help establish a £30m Merseyside element of a North West regeneration fund. Local authority match funding to the Merseyside Urban Development Fund has helped to secure the European cash. Igloo will manage the Merseyside operation with the Evergreen Consortium announced as preferred bidders for the ‘rest of the Northwest’ element of the LORD HESELTINE AND MAX STEINBERG £100m Northwest Urban Investment Fund. This European initiative could replace funding Hopes for the new regeneration structures are Like JESSICA, JEREMIE is from the soon-to-be-defunct Northwest Regional high. Everyone agrees that locally-focused a new name for a slightly Development Agency. David Sayer is director regeneration is best – which ought to put the at surveyors GVA and an advisor to Igloo, new LEPs in a strong position. Everyone also older idea called the North which is administering the JESSICA project in agrees you need a guiding national hand, West Venture Capital and Merseyside. He says developers will find the which is where the Regional Growth Fund could Loan Fund. JESSICA approach familiar. become important. “This won’t be very different from talking to a Meantime, few doubt that the carefully targeting JEREMIE – the Joint bank – only we’ll hope to turn things round as loans offered by JESSICA will provide a real and European Resources quickly as possible and that our investment lasting stimulus to local economies. for Micro to Medium criteria are a little different,” he explains. What nobody yet knows is what new Enterprises Initiative – “The important thing to remember is that this regeneration vocabulary Liverpool will be using – provides support for fund is about providing loans that probably and which the city will have forgotten – by 2015. couldn’t be obtained elsewhere. The aim is to enterprises in the same unlock sustainable development of employment JEREMIE in the North West way that JESSICA supports sites and derelict land. But really what I want – how the money gets spent property and infrastructure. people to know is that they can pick up the telephone and talk through their ideas. We’re Fund Manager Name of Fund Fund Committed The £185m project flies prepared to look at anything,” he says. YFM Private Development £45m under the flag of the North The initiative has met with an enthusiastic response Equity Capital West Fund and comprises in Liverpool. The new fund is intended to represent real change, not just a new vocabulary. Says David FW Capital Ltd Business Loan £35m six separate funds with six Sayer: “In a sense nothing has changed – it’s still Enterprise Venture Capital £30m separate managers. all about regeneration – but in another way I think Ventures Ltd we’re involved in something that is more about Spark Impact Biomedical £25m The aim is to facilitate Ltd making connections between the public and private sectors. CT Investment Energy & £20m funding of around £400m Partners LLP Environmental targeted at creating or “The idea of partnership has always been part of regeneration, but there is a feeling that people have AXM Venture Digital & £15m safeguarding 14,000 jobs to work harder and more innovatively, and that the Capital Ltd Creative between 2010 and 2014. will is there in both the public and private sectors.” Total £170m Knowledge ELEVATOR STUDIOS Making Seymour Stein is a legend in the music world. The city centre’s Baltic Triangle is home He is the man who signed Madonna and was to a growing band of successful creative also behind The Ramones, Blondie, Talking enterprises. Best known for the 90,000 sq ft Heads and Liverpool’s home-grown Echo and Elevator Building at Parliament Street, the area Music the Bunnymen. stretches from Wapping to Parliament Street, Park Road and St James Street. Stein was keynote speaker at last year’s Sound City music convention in Liverpool. This year Baltic Creative, a community interest company Chances are that his place is being taken by Simon Raymonde, once lead guitarist of the Cocteau Twins set up to revitalise 18 buildings in the area, is among the Triangle’s largest landlords. the names Seymour and now the impressario behind the Bella Union record label. Just as Stein did in 2010, Centre manager Mark Lawler says interest generated by events like Sound City has given Stein and Simon Raymonde is expected to use Sound City to sign new bands – bands raised, managed, them the confidence to press ahead with Raymonde mean marketed and monetised in Liverpool. refurbishment plans. Their latest projects are sure to include music studios, he says. nothing to you – but Last year Stein signed Liverpool band Picture Book, managed by local partnership Calling All. Says Lawler: “We’re splitting up these older, larger units to provide smaller more useable they mean a lot to This year, who knows? spaces for new businesses. We’ve already Liverpool’s growing David Pichilingi, managing director of the completed three buildings providing 8,000 sq Sound City event, says music is at the heart of ft, and our plans for the coming year is to tackle digital and creative Liverpool’s growing digital and creative sector. “Everything links to music, whether it’s the remaining fifteen. That will provide about 35,000 sq ft.” sector. publishers, managers, online and offline media, designers, advertising, web creators. Music in As Development Update went to press negotiations were taking place that could lead Liverpool is really the key to the cultural and to a new music studio for young people – but digital economy,” explains Pichilingi. Lawler is certain other musical interests will be signing up soon. The latest big deals prove the point. One see’s Lime Street-based Sentric Music sign A short walk from the Baltic Creative buildings an inventive digital music syndication contract brings you to Basecamp3, a new creative with a New York-based firm, another teamed up community based in the Elevator Building, with a Los Angeles business. Parliament Street. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 11 IN BRIEF Whilst the Baltic Triangle and the Ropewalk areas have become the shop- windows for Liverpool’s creative and digital sectors, there is steady investment elsewhere. Liverpool Innovation Park (LIP) operator Space LIVERPOOL INNOVATION PARK Northwest is investing £2.5 million, matched with £1.42 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to create a new networking hub and business gateway to its Edge Lane site. The Innovation Park – which includes Wavertree Technology Park – is a joint venture between SOUND CITY EVENT the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and Ashtenne Says co-founder Roy Jones: “I don’t like to expanded significantly and a number of games think of us as an incubator, more as a creative companies having returned to site.“ Industrial Fund and hub. The difference is that we don’t offer the Kevin McManus, director at Merseyside Acme, facilitated by Liverpool kind of generic business support that puts off many creative people.” the organisation which initiated the Sound City Vision. convention in 2008, says the creative and digital Today the 3,000 sq ft facility has 12 tenants involved in most of Liverpool’s creative sectors, industries are continuing to make a positive noise. Scheduled for completion with music providing an increasing emphasis. Says McManus: “Music is the power behind the early this year, the park’s digital economy. It’s a focus for convergence for “Music matters here, just like elsewhere in the a great many creative industries from branding, new networking hub will city,” says Jones. marketing, media, design, web design, games, see 17,500 sq ft of new performing rights, intellectual property law and Musical folk have long been busy in Liverpool’s much more.” out-of-town offices; ideal Ropewalks. The area, which includes Foundation for Art and Creative Technology As if to prove the point that Liverpool’s creative for knowledge-intensive (FACT), the Tea Factory and Vanilla Factory, and digital sector is marching to a musical beat, businesses requiring easy has a strong appeal which a new stakeholders’ group is promoting. A new 3-5 year strategy will this year’s Sound City is to be expanded. access to Liverpool city build on ten years of change in the bohemian The event, held from 19 to 21 May, will also become a showcase for innovative hi-tech centre. Ropewalks. companies. There’s also plenty of creative activity out-of- town. The Liverpool Innovation Park is being Sound City Labs will include a programme tipped as the home for a 70,000 sq ft data focusing on the digital sector. It will build on the centre, needed to underpin the growth of success of last May’s festival, which saw five Liverpool’s knowledge economy. digital firms pitch to a panel of industry experts. The park is already popular with gaming Says Sound City’s Pichilingi: “Other music businesses – and its appeal is growing. Dr conferences can have a bit of a Luddite focus, Mark Tock, LIP’s innovation manager, says: becoming agents’ or record label conferences, “Interest from creative, digital, allied healthcare, but interactive and digital are the growth areas telecoms and ICT-intensive businesses has in this sector.” remained constant in the last quarter of 2010 They are growth areas for Liverpool, too. with a number of existing companies having News in brief 1. Cutting Edge The design team appointed by Space Northwest includes architects Archial, building services engineers HFM, civil engineers WYG, with A £200m mixed-use development and a new £4m innovation hub are Todd & Ledson as quantity surveyors. being created at Edge Lane. Both developments come ahead of a £30m improvement to Edge Lane designed to improve links between the city The two projects are among several aimed at re-establishing Edge Lane centre, sites in the south of the city and the motorway network. as one of Liverpool’s major gateways. Enabling works on the improvement and re-alignment began last Summer. Commercial developments include Langtree Group’s 54,000 sq ft plans Major works will begin in February with completion planned for February for Edge Lane West, next to the Manor House public house. The project 2012. The £200m development of Edge Lane Retail Park by Derwent will include managed workspace and freehold properties for growing Holdings has been approved by planners. businesses. The project will see the park and nearby sites redeveloped to provide 2. Bid for success 600,000 sq ft of new retail floorspace. There will also be 290,000 sq ft of other commercial floorspace. A project that could deliver improvements worth £3m to Liverpool’s Commercial District will be put to a vote this Spring. Separately, a networking hub and business gateway is being created at Edge Lane’s Liverpool Innovation Park. The £4m project, on the site of the The commercial heart of the city – bounded by Leeds Street to the north, former Marconi complex, is the work of Space Northwest with support from Tithebarn Street and Chapel Street to the south, Pall Mall (to the east and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Strand to the west – will become a ‘Business Improvement District’ if the plan is approved. More than 800 landlords and tenants will be balloted The hub will be complete later this month. Associated refurbishment on the proposal which aims to raise more than £600,000 a year for at least works will create more than 16,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, ideal five years. The aim is to improve the marketing, maintenance and physical for knowledge-intensive businesses. Space Northwest is a joint venture appearance of the City’s Square Mile thanks to a levy equivalent to one per between the Northwest Regional Development Agency and Ashtenne cent of business rates. Industrial Fund and facilitated by economic development agency, Liverpool Vision. The application for Business Improvement District status has been launched by the Liverpool Commercial District Partnership. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 13 2 1 3 Chief Executive Paul Rice said: “We intend to engage widely with “We’ve already got planning permission to perform a similar conversion in businesses throughout the area, spelling out how they can benefit from our 40,000 sq ft IC3 building. We are putting the funding package together BID status and outlining a clear, transparent plan for change and essential now and we’ll know if we can go ahead by the Spring.” improvements across the entire area.” If successful it will be Liverpool’s second Business Improvement District (BID) following the creation of City The new laboratories come soon after the completion of a Graduate Central five years ago. Improvements are already taking place throughout Enterprise Centre intended to help young entrepreneurs launch businesses the Commercial District. Dale Street, and Davies Street through to Stanley in the city. The centre includes 24 workspaces for new graduates and is Street, are already seeing new kerbs and upgraded footpaths. expected to attract attention as the academic year comes to a close. The next series of improvements will be on Dale Street, between Stanley The centre complements the park’s Soft Landing Centre intended to attract Street and North John Street. Works to upgrade Castle Street are underway companies from outside of the region and overseas. and are due for completion by August 2011. Says Musson: “I suspect that as Liverpool’s science and knowledge offer gets better known we’ll see a massive change in the way the City’s 3. Testing testing test tube economy works. This is about creating high value jobs using the world- Work on a new life sciences laboratory is due to start late this year. The class assets we have here.” new laboratories, at Liverpool Science Park, were funded by a £660,000 Liverpool Science Park is at Brownlow Hill, close to Liverpool’s two loan backed by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores universities. University. According to science park bosses, if the lab space proves successful it could kick-start further laboratory space already being Life sciences are already a major contributor to the City’s economy, planned. employing over 4,000 people and generating turnover estimated to be around £250m a year. Liverpool Science Park is a joint venture between Five new laboratories are being created in the 5,000 sq ft ground floor of the Liverpool Council, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of park’s IC2 building. The project reflects the science park’s close partnership Liverpool. with the University of Liverpool’s MerseyBIO incubator, which is currently at capacity. Science Park chief executive Chris Musson says: “This new lab space is aimed at the biological and life sciences. We have the funding, we have the team in place, and they will open in the early Summer.” A565 A59 M58 Seaforth Dock A5036 APPROACH 580 GATEWAY A59 NORTHSHORE A580 Pier A5058 Head LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE M57 A5047 EASTERN GATEWAY A57 M62 A561 A562 River Mersey INTERNATIONAL A5300 GATEWAY N Liverpool John Lennon Airport LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 15 Investment areas Liverpool Vision is working with public and private partners in a number of key areas across the city to help accelerate economic growth and build on the regeneration of the past decade. More information on major projects in these areas can be found in the development schedules on page 20. Northshore Eastern Gateway Northshore is located north of Liverpool city centre. The area Eastern Gateway is a mixed residential and commercial area, includes both operational and historic dockland areas and the which is focused on the Edge Lane corridor, the main eastern local economy is strong in the maritime and port-related sectors. gateway into Liverpool city centre from the end of the M62. Peel Holdings is bringing forward plans for its Liverpool Waters project, which is the UK’s largest urban regeneration project and It has a strong retail and high-tech base, with many firms in the will see the redevelopment of 6 billion sq ft of the city’s northern creative and IT sectors based at the well-established Wavertree docks. Technology Park. This is part of the new Liverpool Innovation Park, being delivered by Space Northwest. High-profile local employers include Barclaycard, Sony Entertainment and Approach A580 Gateway Gardner Systems. Approach A580 Gateway is located to the north east of Liverpool city centre. Its position close to the M57 provides excellent links International Gateway to the national motorway network. International Gateway is focused on Speke Boulevard and Speke The A580 East Lancashire Road is also a key arterial link Road, which form the main southern gateway into Liverpool from between Liverpool and Manchester. Approach A580 Gateway the M57 and M56. Major employers in the area include Jaguar/ has particular strengths in the manufacturing, logistics, service Land Rover, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and and food sectors with major local employers including Vertex, the Littlewoods’ Shop Direct Group. Jacobs and TJ Morris. Significant progress has been made on the regeneration of the area, with wide-ranging infrastructure improvements and major Liverpool City Centre new developments such as Estuary Business Park and The Liverpool city centre is the economic hub of the city region. It has Matchworks. undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade, with £4 billion invested in a far reaching regeneration programme. The city centre, waterfront, commercial district and retail core have witnessed the most significant change. This area is home to the city’s growing financial and professional services sector, Europe’s largest retail-led regeneration project and a unique concentration of cultural and leisure assets. 62 61 8 3 1 71 42 13 2 6 11 7 4 78 9 10 5 70 86 22 72 12 1 16 14 24 1 63 47 65 81 48 84 44 82 83 66 43 45 50 67 87 74 34 64 39 37 35 77 76 75 36 This map is reproduced from Ordnance Survey material with the The City of Liverpool permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her 100018351 Majesty’s Stationery Office © Crown Copyright. Unauthorised 2010 68 reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. 85 60 54 80 53 41 79 57 59 46 56 69 27 15 33 20 58 17 26 21 18 19 28 23 32 52 55 49 51 29 73 30 31 38 40 25 LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 21 Development Schedule This schedule provides detailed information on schemes in the city’s key investment areas, the majority of which are on site – have a live planning application submitted in the last 6 months – have received planning consent in the last 6 months – are expected to start on site in the next 3 months – have been completed since the last issue. CITY CENTRE – COMMERCIAL MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 1 St Paul’s Square, 109,000 sq.ft of office space with English Cities On site. £40m May 2011 Phase 3 ground floor retail. Fund 2 Hotel Indigo, Rumford New build 151 bedroom hotel over 8 Vermont On site. £14m Spring 2011 Place/Chapel Street storeys. Developments CITY CENTRE – COMMERCIAL: PRINCES DOCK 3 1 William Jessop Way, Application to replace extant planning The Peel Group Planning application £80m Not known Princes Dock permission 07F/0028 to erect mixed 10F/2787 submitted development of 133 apartments with December 2010. hotel, offices and mixed commercial development, including car parking, ancillary uses and associated infrastructure in order to extend the time period for implementation. CITY CENTRE – LIVE WORK 4 18-20 Stanley Street Conversion of building to form 11 Antoni Permission granted Not known Not known apartments and two restaurants. Properties October 2010. 5 Kansas Building, 50-54 To convert premises into a hotel. Quintain Estates Permission granted Not known Not known Stanley Street September 2010. Alternative application to extend Starboard Alternative planning Not known Not known premises at roof top level and convert Hotels Ltd application 10F/2735 building into 240 bedspace (49 room) submitted December budget accommodation with bar and 2010. restaurant facilities. 6 6 Sir Thomas Street, To develop land and buildings to form Iliad Ltd On site. £22m Not known 14 Sir Thomas Street, an 86 bed boutique hotel, including Municipal Annexe (on the conversion of 14 Sir Thomas Street the corner of Sir Thomas and the Municipal Annexe and the Street and Dale Street) demolition of 6 Sir Thomas Street to form hotel. 7 State House, 22 Dale To change use from A1 (retail) and B1 Z Hotels Planning application Not known Not known Street (business) to use C1 (hotel use) and Liverpool Ltd 10F/2577 submitted retail use. November 2010. 8 Land bounded by Hatton To erect 11-storey mixed-use building Whinmoor Permission £10m Not known Garden and Great comprising 34 x 1 bed apartments; Estates Ltd granted July 2008. Crosshall Street 90 x 2 bed apartments with 771 sq m Application to renew Class A1/A2/A3/B1 floorspace with permission received associated car parking, access and November 2010. landscaping. 9 23 Temple Street To erect mixed development of 6 storeys Tower Parking Permission granted Not known Not known comprising bar at ground floor and Ltd August 2010. basement hairdressers’ salon at first floor and flats on second third and fourth floor. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 19 CITY CENTRE – LIVE WORK (cont’d) MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 10 5, 7 and 9 Castle To refurbish and make the following Bruntwood Ltd Permission granted Not known Not known Street ,13 Castle Street alterations to existing office and retail September 2010. (Queens Insurance accommodation at nos. 5,7,9,13 and 15 Building) and 15 Castle Castle Street (including nos. 2-14, 1-3 Street (including 2-14, and 16-18 Queens Avenue). Change of 1-3 and 16-18 Queens use of office entrance at 5 Castle Street Avenue) to form new retail unit (Use Class A1) including shop frontage. Change of use of ground floor retail unit at 13 Castle Street to form new office entrance area with alterations to form new staircase /lift /toilet areas and new frontage. Creation of new ground floor entrance at 1-3 Queens Avenue. Creation of a new bridge link at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor levels between 2 Queens Avenue and 1-3 Queens Avenue. Internal refurbishment works, refurbished windows and entrances. 11 Tinlings Building, To change use of former office Merepark Planning application Not known Not known 53-55 Victoria Street premises to provide commercial (retail/ 10F/1231 submitted leisure) accommodation at basement/ October 2010. part ground floor levels and a 108 bedroom hotel at part ground floor/ upper levels and carry out associated external works. 12 Moor House, Refurbishment with minor extensions of OVL (Bankfield) On site. £10m Spring 2011 James Street Moor House, James Street, Liverpool. LLP Change of use from vacant office space to 155 bedroom hotel. 13 Pioneer Buildings, To develop site to provide 122 bedroom Benmore Group Permission granted £10m Summer 2011 57-69 Dale Street hotel, with ancillary restaurant and October 2010. bar, 288 space multi-storey car park and 215 sq m retail unit, following the demolition of 57-67 Dale Street with retention of building facade at 65-67 Dale Street. 14 Strand Street/ To erect new 10-storey, 141 bedroom FT Patten On site. Not known Summer 2011 Red Cross Street hotel with separate ground floor unit for (Holdings) Ltd use classes A1, A2, A3 A5 and B1. /Travelodge Hotels Ltd CITY CENTRE – RETAIL 15 Lewis’s, 40 Ranelagh To reconfigure existing floorspace Central On site. £180m 2012 Street and external alterations to the Lewis’ Regeneration building including creation of additional Limited floorspace at plaza and upper plaza level Partnership/ and the removal of floorspace to create a Merepark) new pedestrian walkway. The building will incorporate a mixture of uses including: A1 retail, A2 financial and professional services, A3 restaurant and cafe, A4 drinking establishments, A5 hot food takeaway, B1 office, C1 hotel, D2 cinema, casino and live music venue, and sui generis (including nightclub). 16 Central Station, To carry out improvements and As above Permission granted £11.5m Not known Fairclough Street alterations to Central Station, including a February 2010. 3-storey extension at the rear to provide additional retail floorspace and new linkages into the approved Central Village scheme. 17 “Boardwalk”, site To erect mixed development As above Permission granted £50m Not known bounded by Back Bold comprising 214 x 1 and 2 bedroom February 2010. Street, Newington and apartments, cinema, commercial space Cropper Street and and 100 car parking spaces (including Lawton Street 12 disabled spaces). 18 “Multi-storey car park To erect an 11-storey building As above On site. £7m Summer 2011 with retail below”, Land comprising ground floor commercial/ Bounded by Heathfield retailing unit (Use Classes A1, A2, Street, Back Bold Street A3, A4, A5 and B1) and multi-storey and nos. 48-60 Renshaw car park above with new public realm Street (landscaping and associated works). 19 New depot for Replacement depot for Network Rail. As above On site. £1.5m April 2011 Network Rail CITY CENTRE – RETAIL (OTHER) MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 20 46-48 Mount Pleasant To change basement use from retail (A1) Faith Pharmacy Permission granted £0.6m Not known and restaurant (A3) to retail (A1) financial Ltd December 2010. and professional (A2) restaurant (A3) and take away (A5). Change use of 1st and 2nd floors from office (B1) to student accommodation (30 rooms in 6 clusters) 6 student rooms (2 clusters) on fourth floor works include external alterations and all associated works. 21 14/26 Benson Street, L1 To erect 5-storey building comprising Liverpool RX Permission granted Not known Not known 10 x 2 bedroom flats, 20 x 1 bedroom Co Ltd September 2010 flats and 3 ground floor commercial/ subject to signing retail units (Use Classes A1/A2 and/ of legal agreement. or B1) with car parking and ancillary Development on accommodation. hold pending an improvement in the market. 22 21-25 Williamson Square To erect 4/5-storey building to be Marks & Permission granted Not known Not known used for retail purposes following the Spencer December 2010 demolition of 21/25 Williamson Square. subject to signing of legal agreement. 23 14-14 Oldham Street To erect mixed development of 2 Tara House Ltd Planning application Not known Spring 2012 hotels, 113 post graduate/student approved April 2010 studio apartments, 247 space car park subject to signing of and retail unit. a legal agreement. Developer has indicated early 2011 start on site. 24 Neptune Theatre, Internal refurbishment and decoration Liverpool City On site. £0.75m April 2011 Hanover House, 85 of Neptune Theatre, including removal Council Hanover Street of bar and ticket office, incorporation of accessible W.C., creating a new door opening to provide improved access for wheelchair users. CITY CENTRE – CANNING, GEORGIAN QUARTER 25 52-56 Upper Parliament To erect 5-storey block of student Mr Aidan Permission granted Not known Not known Street accommodation comprising 11 flats Hollick December 2010. (41 bedrooms) and 2 x 3-storey mews houses at rear (8 bedrooms). CITY CENTRE – HOPE STREET QUARTER 26 Ic3, Liverpool Science To erect 4-storey office and serviced Liverpool Permission granted £7m April 2013 Park laboratory space to adjoin existing Science Park October 2010. innovation centre, reconfigure existing car parking and landscaping and associated external works. 27 Ic2, Liverpool Science Creation of 5,000 sq ft laboratory space Liverpool On site. £0.66m April 2011 Park within existing building. Science Park 28 Everyman Theatre, To demolish existing theatre and no.11 Liverpool and Permission granted £28m 2013 Hope Street Hope Street and redevelop site with Merseyside August 2010. Start on new 3-storey theatre building and Theatre Trust site imminent. associated office and rehearsal space, create loading bay at rear accessed from Arrad Street and carry out alterations to footways at front and rear. 29 Hahnemann Building & To extend, alter and convert buildings Maghull Permission granted £100m Not known 58 Hope Street to form a 50 bedroom boutique Developments September 2010. hotel with ancillary restaurant, bar, conference and spa facilities. 30 Former College of Art, To extend and convert building into 41 Maghull Permission granted Not known 68 Hope Street apartments. Developments September 2010. 31 2 Blackburne Place Application to replace extant planning Maghull Permission granted Not known permission 07F/3274 in order to extend Developments September 2010 the time limit for implementation to demolish existing extension, erect new 4-storey extension and convert resultant building into 13 apartments. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 21 CITY CENTRE – HOPE STREET QUARTER (cont’d) MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 32 Josephine Butler House, Application to replace extant planning Maghull Permission granted Not known Hope Street/Myrtle permission 07F/3272 in order to extend Developments September 2010. Street the time limit for implementation to demolish existing buildings and erect a new 5/6-storey building with retail, food and drink uses (Use Classes A1, A2, A3 & A4) at ground level offices (Use Class B1) on upper floor levels and a roof top restaurant with associated 3 floor basement car park and associated works. 33 Faculty of Business and To erect new educational building with Liverpool On site. £37.6m August 2012 Law and the Faculty of associated hard & soft landscaping John Moores Media Arts and Social following demolition of existing building. University Science, Liverpool The new building will provide a new John Moores University, Centre for the Faculty of Business and Clarence Street/ Law, the Liverpool Screen School, and Brownlow Hill the University’s new Professional Centre. CITY CENTRE – L1 BALTIC 34 5, 7 & 9 Bridgewater To develop site following demolition of BPS Planning permission £6m Not known Street existing building to provide an 11-storey granted June 2010. building, comprising basement car parking, ground floor commercial and 98 apartments above. 35 Land at Hurst Street, Full application for the redevelopment Fountain Planning application £50m Not known Sparling Street, Tabley of land at Hurst Street/ Sparling Street/ Trustees & 10F/0824 submitted Street, Wapping Tabley Street/Wapping to provide a Hurst Street Ltd April 2010. mixed use development comprising 180 bedroom hotel, 100 apartments, 220 bed YHA building, and retail space (585 sq m), plus associated access and parking, landscaping and amenity space, together with outline application for 95 bedroom care home. 36 Land between Norfolk To erect 11-storey building to provide Greenway Global Planning application £6m Not known Street and Brick Street 104 apartments, ground floor Ltd 10F/2553 submitted commercial units and car parking and November 2010. carry out associated works. 37 Watkinson St Warehouses, To refurbish existing warehouses, demolish Borden Planning application £6m Not known 56 Norfolk Street, Baltic existing industrial units & erect new part-5/ Properties Ltd 10F/0777 submitted Triangle, Liverpool 3 & part 6-storey building, to comprise a total April 2010. associated buildings of seventy nine self-contained apartments and eight commercial units. 38 “Tribeca”, Great George Part full/part outline proposal to Urban Splash Planning permission Not known Not known Street Housing Project develop land for a mixed-use scheme granted March 2010. comprising residential accommodation and commercial units in a phased development. Full application for 306 apartments/10 houses in heights ranging from 2/3 storeys to 7/16 storeys. Outline application for residential/commercial floorspace on 1.1 hectares in heights ranging from 5/9 storeys and 6/8 storeys. 39 Womens International To erect 5 storey building comprising The Women’s On site. £5m January 2011 Centre for Educational offices and training facilities with associated Organisation Development (WICED), hard and soft landscaping. land between Watkinson Street and Norfolk Street, St James Street 40 Former Shell Petrol Station, To erect 5-storey block comprising 2 Shell UK Oil Outline application £1m Not known St James Street ground floor retail units and 15 flats with Products Ltd 10O/1710 submitted associated car parking and landscaping. October 2010. CITY CENTRE – LIME STREET GATEWAY MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 41 Land at Junction of To erect 4.5 and 7-storey mixed-use CR Jennings Planning application £4m Not known Seymour Street/St development comprising 46 no. dwelling and EL Dorins of 10F/2355 submitted Vincent Street units of student accommodation, with Messr Edward October 2010. ground floor commercial space for uses Simmons LLP as within Class A1 (retail ) A2 (financial and LPA Receivers professional services) A3 (restaurant and cafe) A4 (drinking establishments) A5 (hot food takeaways) and B1(Business use). 42 Central Library, William Refurbishment of the city's main Liverpool City On site. £50m November 2012 Brown Street library, including partial demolition and Council rebuilding. CITY CENTRE – ROPEWALKS 43 Former NCP Car Park, To erect hotel, retain and refurbish 127 RBS Duke St Planning permission Not known Not known 127/137 Duke Street, – 137 Duke Street, erect new build multi- Developments granted May 2010. 46/54 Parr Street storey car park with commercial space & Liverpool at ground floor following demolition of Developments existing garage/workshop at 46-54 Parr Street. 44 52/60 Seel Street and To use basement & ground floors as a North West Planning application Not known Not known 30/32 Slater Street restaurant with Class A3 (Restaurant & Bistros Ltd 10F/2127 submitted Cafes) and convert the first and second November 2010. floors into student accommodation to provide 12 bedspaces and carry out associated physical works including 2 single storey extensions to rear of existing outriggers. 45 Arena House, 82-84 To change use of premises to provide Middle England On site. Not known Not known Duke Street accommodation for 54 students with Developments associated facilities and carry out external Ltd works including the installation of two new windows. 46 57-59 Seel Street To use basement, ground, first and Okewood Planning permission £0.1m Not known second floor levels as restaurant/bar Heritage granted February 2010. (Use Classes A3/A4), erect new first floor Properties Ltd extension with balcony terrace to Fleet Street and carry out external alterations, including new entrance, escape stair and lobby to Seel Street. 47 Site of former multi- To erect 5-storey building containing Premier Inn Permission granted £10m May 2012 storey car park, Hanover 183 bed hotel, three retail units and four Hotels Ltd and August 2010. Start on Street restaurants. Liverpool PSDA site expected January Limited 2011. 48 1-2 St Peters Square To erect 1st floor extension to licensed Mr Graham Permission granted Not known Not known premises and carry out internal and Clarke November 2010. external alterations including covered terrace to St Peters Square. 49 28-30 Berry Street and To use basement for office use, retain Heathcourse Permission granted Not known Not known 87 Seel Street bookmakers at ground floor, use first floor September 2010. for retail and office use and create 2 self- contained flats at second floor level with associated building alterations. 50 118/126 Duke Street To develop site to form restaurant, Frenson Ltd On site. £12m Not known offices and residential apartments involving conversion of 118/124 Duke Street and construction of new building on the site of 126 Duke Street and the rear of the site fronting Henry Street. 51 Liverpool Community To erect 4/5-storey educational building Liverpool On site. £35m February 2011 College, Roscoe Street/ to provide learner centre and sports Community Knight Street facility, with ancillary uses, including a College nursery. 52 Land at rear of 139-141 To erect additional floors to form Mr G Clarke On site. £0.75m April 2011 Duke Street 4-storey building comprising of office to ground floor and 2 flats on upper floors. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 23 CITY CENTRE – KNOWLEDGE QUARTER MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 53 Royal Liverpool Outline planning application for Royal Liverpool Outline permission £477m 2015 University Hospital, redevelopment of the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen granted December Prescot Street University to provide a hospital and University 2008. related healthcare developments on Hospitals NHS site of no more than 10.11 hectares Trust comprising core hospital buildings, energy centre, future healthcare buildings, vehicular and pedestrian access including blue light access, car parking provision including multi-storey car parks, vehicular drop off/arrival areas, pedestrian routes and areas of soft and hard landscaping. 54 Land at Prescot Street To erect 5/6-storey building to provide Brabco 724 Ltd Permission granted Not known Not known ground floor commercial accommodation September 2010. (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, D1 and/or D2) and 49 units of student/key worker/residential accommodation to the upper floors. 55 “Eco Residences”, Land To erect building comprising restaurant/bar University of On site. £45m April 2012 at Grove Street/Myrtle to ground floor and 5 flats on upper floors. Liverpool Street/ Chatham Street 56 Hall Lane Strategic To provide a link road between Low Hill and Liverpool City On site. £20m October 2011 Gateway - land at Low Edge Lane. Council Hill, Grove Street, and West Derby Street to Edge Lane 57 124 London Road To erect mixed-use development Westville On site. £4m May 2011 of basement car parking, 5-storey Developments residential development over ground Ltd floor retail/commercial space, and refurbish No. 128 including extension of the ground retail unit, and conversion of upper floors to provide residential accommodation. 58 The University Of To erect 3-storey central science University of Permission granted £25m September Liverpool Chatham teaching laboratory. Liverpool December 2009. 2011 Building, Chatham Street 59 “Institute of Infection and To erect a 4-storey research/office/ University of Permission granted £90m July 2011 Global Health”, West laboratory building with roof top Liverpool December 2009. Derby Street/Crown plant equipment (linked to existing Street Bio Sciences building) and lay out associated paving and landscaping with construction of a service enclosure. 60 27-29 Stafford Street To erect building comprising restaurant/ KCC Ltd Permission granted Not known Not known bar to ground floor and 5 flats on upper March 2010. floors. 61 33 Devon Street To erect part six, part 8-storey building AMA (NW) Permission granted Not known Not known to comprise commercial units at Developments March 2010. ground level ( Use class A1) and 48 Co Ltd student flats (166 bedrooms) following demolition of existing building. MARYBONE 62 Bispham House, Lace To refurbish existing 15-storey residential Fresh Start Planning application £5m Autumn 2011 Street block and erect two additional levels of Living 10F/1891 submitted accommodation to provide 96 x 1 and 2 August 2010 bedroom apartments; create 43 surface (awaiting signing of level car parking spaces and carry out legal agreement). landscaping works. WATERFRONT MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 63 Mann Island Mixed development comprising two Countryside On site. £120m Phase 1 predominantly residential buildings Neptune LLP Residential (376 dwellings) with two levels of – Spring/ basement car parking (483 spaces) Summer 2011; and one predominantly commercial office building (13,079 sqm gross), all Phase 2 with ancillary retail, cafes, bars and Residential – restaurants (7,236 sqm); an area of Autumn 2011 covered public space (1,247 sqm); Phase 3 Offices public realm works and landscaping; a – Autumn 2011 footbridge and a primary sub-station. 64 Artisan Residential 96 apartments around the eastern and Artisan On site. Not known Spring 2011 Development, Kings southern elevations of the multi-storey Dock car park. 65 Museum of Liverpool New museum. National On site. £70m July 2011 Life (‘X’ Building), Mann Museums Island Liverpool 66 Dock Traffic Office, To erect glazed walkway between National Permission granted £6m 2012 Salthouse Quay, Albert 3rd floor of dock traffic office and 3rd Museum April 2010. Dock floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool and erect external ramp. (Scheme will include extension of Slavery Museum). 67 Premier Inn Hotel, To carry out internal alterations to create Whitbread Completed. £0.1m Completed Britannia Pavilion, Gower 16 additional hotel bedrooms plus 2 Group Plc Street new linen stores. 68 Land Bounded by The Application for new planning permission Roddington Planning application Not known Not known Dolby Hotel, Queens (06F/1876) to replace extant planning Investments 09F/2766 submitted Dock, Sefton Street and permission, to erect 22-storey tower December 2009. 112 Mariners Wharf block comprising 118 residential units together with 3-storey block comprising 5 Duplex residential units plus parking and garden decks fronting onto Queens Dock and 4-storey block comprising 11 residential units with residents health club fronting on to Sefton Street. MOVEMENT STRATEGY & OTHER TRANSPORTATION SCHEMES 69 Knowledge Quarter Junction and other streetscape Liverpool City On site. £5.8m Spring 2011 Public Realm Works improvements. Council 70 Castle Street Refurbishment of footways and Liverpool City On site. £2.9m Spring 2011 carriageways and in Castle Street and Council the environs of the Town Hall. 71 Dale Street, Old Hall Refurbishment of pavements. Liverpool City On site. £3.5m Spring 2011 Street and Exchange Council Flags CITY CENTRE COMPLETED JANUARY 2010 – DECEMBER 2010 LIVE WORK 72 Heywood House Hotel, Conversion of ground floor to restaurant Then Hospitality Completed. £1.5m March 2010 5 Brunswick Street, with 35 bedroom 4 star boutique hotel on Liverpool upper floors. CANNING GEORGIAN QUARTER 73 ”Chatham Lodge”, To erect 4-storey development with A1 Liverpool Edge Completed. £3.9m October 2010 corner of Myrtle Street and A3 at ground floor with 18 student and Chatham Street apartments above. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 25 CITY CENTRE COMPLETED JANUARY 2010 – DECEMBER 2010 (cont’d) MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION L1/BALTIC 74 “Kings Dock Mill”, Land To erect mixed-use development in a 12, King Dock Mill Completed. £47m October 2010 Bounded by Hurst Street, 10, 8 and 6-storey building comprising And Porter Cornhill, Shaws Alley and 240 residential apartments, 279 sqm of Brothers Ltd Tabley Street commercial floorspace for uses within Classes B1, A1, A2, A3, A4, & A5, 110 bedroom Hilton hotel (Class C1), 150 space car park, landscaping, public realm works and associated & servicing works, following demolition of existing warehouse. 75 57 Jordan Street To carry out alterations and refurbishment Baltic Creative Completed. £0.6m December works and sub-divide into 2 individual office 2010 units. 76 22 Jordan Street To carry out alterations to refurbishment Baltic Creative Completed. As above December works and sub-divide into new office units/ 2010 workshop. 77 4 Jordan Street To carry out alterations and refurbishment Baltic Creative Completed. As above December works and use as office. 2010 LIME STREET GATEWAY 78 Lime Street Gateway Construction of a new gateway (public Liverpool City Completed. £35m Summer 2010 space) in front of Lime St Station following Council and the demolition of Concourse House Homes and and adjoining retail units. The scheme Communities combines improved access to the station Agency concourse, lift access to subway, access to Merseyrail, feature lighting and public art. 79 35/41 Bridport Street To erect mixed development of 5/6-storeys Mr Cockram Completed. £3.5m September comprising 31 residential apartments on 2010 upper floors, 3 commercial spaces on ground and first floors with parking for 10 vehicles and cycle storage in basement. 80 Transport House, Islington To refurbish and extend existing office Unite the Union Completed. £2m July 2010 building. ROPEWALKS 81 Base2Stay Hotel, former Conversion and redevelopment to 106 Base 2 Stay Completed. £14m Summer 2010 Seel House, 29-35 Seel bedroom four star hotel. Developments Street Ltd 82 Humyak House, 13-15 To change use of warehouse to licensed Mr Robert Collins Completed. Not known Spring 2010 Duke Street premises to include basement club ground floor bistro/bar first and second floor restaurant and third floor ancillary rooms. 83 25 Henry Street To refurbish and extend existing building Poseidon Completed. Not known Spring 2010 to accommodate 12 self-contained Investments apartments over 7 storeys with commercial unit on 2 floors. 84 50 Duke Street To carry out refurbishment works in Mr C Norman Completed. £0.4million January 2010 connection with the approved use of the building as offices. UNIVERSITY DISTRICT 85 Hilton House, 12A Moss To erect 62 x 2 bedroom apartments with Moss Street Completed. Not known March 2010 Street retail to ground floor and parking following Developments demolition of existing buildings. Ltd WATERFRONT 86 Royal Liver Building, Pier Major refurbishment including new Royal Liver Completed. £20m Autumn 2010 Head entrance in west portico, office Group refurbishment and creation of new mezzanine levels. CITY CENTRE MOVEMENT STRATEGY & OTHER TRANSPORTATION SCHEMES 87 Baltic Triangle area Refurbishment of pavements, lighting, Liverpool City Completed. £1.8 December on-street parking Council 2010 NORTHSHORE Northshore is located immediately 89 A5038 north of Liverpool city centre. The area includes both operational A5036 A59 90 and historic dockland areas and 88 the local economy is predictably River Mersey A565 A567 A5050 strong in the maritime and port- related sectors. The area is home to a range of businesses but large A59 scale development opportunities 91 A5038 remain, particularly in two core 92 sites – Central Docks and el (T oll) 93 Stanley Docks. nn y Tu ingswa K MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 88 45 Derby Road To erect new packing warehouse New Britain Oils Planning application Not known Not known Ltd 10F/2649 submitted November 2010. 89 72 St Johns Road To erect steel framed industrial building Bootle Planning application Not known Not known (alternative to application no. 10F/0587 Containers Ltd 10F/2657 submitted granted April 2010). November 2010. 90 Site adjacent to Tate To erect vegetable oil refinery including New Britain Oils Completed. £18m May 2010 & Lyle Tank Farm, 167 a 36-metre high refinery building, Ltd Regent Road 9-metre high support building, 45-metre high chimney, and 15-metre high tank storage farm and effluent treatment plant, together with parking and servicing areas, and associated works. 91 Liverpool Waters, Central The comprehensive redevelopment of Peel Holdings Outline planning £5.5billion 2038-2048 Docks, off Regent Road up to 60 hectares of former dock land Ltd application submitted comprising a maximum of 305,479 sq October 2010. m offices, 752,675 sqm of residential space for 9,152 homes, 69,735 sqm of hotel/conference facilities, 24,696 sqm of comparison retailing, 7,768 sqm of convenience retailing, 8,588 sqm of financial/professional services, 33,638 sqm of restaurants/cafes, 20,210 sqm of drinking establishments, 9,764 sqm of non-residential institutions, 33,299 sqm of assembly and leisure,17,600 sq m for a cruise liner facility, 36,280 sqm of servicing together with car and cycle parking, structural landscaping, new access, formation of public spaces and associated infrastructure and public realm works (Outline Application). 92 54-60 Waterloo Road To erect 6 storey building at 56-60 Ms Esther Permission granted Not known Not known Waterloo Road for business, general McVey February 2010. industry and/or storage/distribution uses within Classes B1, B2 and B8) (Outline Application). 93 50-52 Waterloo Road To erect 5 storey building at 50-52 Ms Esther Permission granted Not known Not known Waterloo Road for business, general McVey February 2010 industry and/or storage/distribution uses (within Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) (Outline Application). LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 27 APPROACH A580 GATEWAY A5036 J6 A506 A59 A506 A5207 M57 J5 A5038 A580 95 94 A566 B5187 J4 A580 Approach A580 Gateway is located to the north east of Liverpool city centre. Thanks to its position close to a junction of the M57, the area has excellent links to the national motorway network. The area has particular strengths in the manufacturing, logistics, service and food sectors with major local employers including Vertex, Jacobs, QVC and TJ Morris. MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 94 Stonebridge Business To erect a depot and operational control Parsons Park and ride element Not September Park: Merseytram Park building, and lay out car parking and Brinkerhoff Ltd completed. disclosed 2010 and Ride Facility, East landscaping for a Park and Ride facility, Lancashire Road/Back in connection with deemed permission Gillmoss Lane. for Merseytram (Line 1 – Liverpool City Centre to Kirkby). 95 Gillmoss Recycling Park, To erect an 18-metre high building Merseyside On site. £20m Spring 2011 Stonebridge Lane comprising a material recovery facility Waste Disposal and offices. Authority EASTERN GATEWAY A5049 B5189 B5188 A57 A57 A57 A5058 97 B5189 A5047 96 101 A5080 M62 A5089 B5179 98 99 100 B5178 A5058 Eastern Gateway is a mixed residential and commercial area, which is focused on the Edge Lane corridor, the main eastern gateway into Liverpool city centre from the end of the M62 motorway. MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 96 Edge Lane Retail Park: To develop land with a mixed-use Derwent Resolution made £200m 2011-15 Land to the South of development comprising retail units, Holdings Ltd December 2010 to Edge Lane. leisure units, and restaurants; together grant permission with associated car parking, landscaping, subject to Secretary and external works. of State approval and legal agreement. 97 Edge Lane Retail Park: To alter and convert no.491-499 Edge Derwent Planning application 459-461, and former MFI Lane in connection with proposed use Holdings Ltd 10F/1491 submitted premises at 491-499 for general industrial purposes and July 2010. Edge Lane erect 16 single-storey units for general industrial purposes together with associated parking/servicing area and ancillary works. 98 Former Skellys site/ To erect buildings for mental health Derwent Outline permission Carpetworld, land care service provision (within Holdings Ltd granted August 2010. bounded by Edge Lane, Use Classes C2 and D1) (Outline Edge Lane Drive, Mill Application). Lane, Binns Road, Borax Street 99 Former Robinson Willey A hybrid planning application – (1) full Derwent Permission granted Site, Mill Lane application to lay out a public park with Holdings December 2010. associated access, landscaping, and parking; (2) outline application to erect 39 dwellings. 100 Liverpool Innovation To erect two phase pharmaceutical Space North On site. Not known Not known Park (Former Marconi production facility with 2-storey office West / Norwepp Selenia Secure Systems accommodation and ancillary storage General Partner Ltd, 2 Wavertree buildings and plant, associated car Ltd Boulevard) parking, vehicle loading facilities landscaping, fencing and gates. 101 Liverpool Digital, To form new building entrance, canopy, Norwepp Ltd On site. £4m April 2011 Liverpool Innovation refurbishment of former Marconi offices Partnership Park, Edge Lane to create a networking hub/entrance area, café, 200 car parkings spaces, offices (17,500 sq ft) and landscaped gardens. LIVERPOOL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE // 29 INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY B5171 A562 109 111 A561 A5275 113 106 110 107 108 102 A561 105 104 103 112 River Mersey Liverpool John Lennon Airport MAP REF ADDRESS DESCRIPTION DEVELOPER STATUS COST COMPLETION 102 Land at junction of To erect and layout Garden Centre retail Dobbies Garden Planning application £8m Autumn 2011 Speke Boulevard/ Speke development including restaurant/cafe; Centres plc/ approved subject to Hall Avenue, L24 farm food hall; polytunnels, outdoor Peel Holdings legal agreement in display/demonstration areas, car parking Investments December 2010. and landscaping. (North) Ltd 103 Premier Inn, Speke Hall To erect 3-storey, 101 bedroom hotel Peel Airports Completed. £4.5m December Avenue with associated restaurant and bar and (Liverpool) Ltd 2010 car parking for 112 cars 104 Estuary Business Park: To erect 4-storey office development Errigal Permission granted Not known Not known Plot H1C, Leeward Drive with car parking and landscaping. Developments May 2010. 105 The Office Quarter, To erect 4 x 2-storey commercial units Genesis Planning application £4.7 Not known (Phase 2a, 2b of plot H2B, (Use Classes B1, B2, B8) and lay out Business Park 10F/2640 submitted Estuary Commerce Park) associated parking. Ltd November 2010. 106 Venture Point: Plots 6/8 To erect 4 commercial blocks Northern Trust Permission granted Not known Not known comprising 24 B2 units, 3 B1 units Ltd February 2009. and 2 B2/B8 units with associated car parking, sub-station and landscaping 107 The Match Works, Speke Application to replace extant planning Urban Splash Permission granted Not known Not known Road permission 07F/1353 – To erect November 2010. 3-storey office and basement car park; additional ground level ventilation strips and stairwell canopy. 108 Land adjacent to To construct Resource Recovery Park Jack Allen Council refusal £32m Not known Stalbridge Dock (RRP) to deal with up to 150,000 tonnes Holdings Ltd decision overturned of domestic and commercial waste, by Government to erect waste processing building, 1 Inspector in October sprinkler tank, external plant, ancillary 2010. buildings, parking, servicing and landscaping. 109 Triangle site adjacent to To erect 2 general industrial buildings Valedown Ltd Completed. £1.5m December 163 Triumph Way for sub-division into 11 units with 2010 landscaping, footpaths and security lighting. 110 Former New Mersey To redevelop site for car showroom, B1, Volkswagen Completed. £1.5m December Motor Co., Speke Hall B2 and B8 uses. Group UK 2010 Road/ Edwards Lane 111 Goodlass Road Office To erect 2 no. four storey office building Dylan Harvey Completed. £10m September Park and lay out approx. 300 space car park. Commercial Ltd 2010 112 Liverpool John Lennon Extension to eastern end of passenger Liverpool Completed. £12m Autumn 2010 Airport terminal. Airport PLC 113 Metalboxonians Club, Multi-sports centre of 9 x 5-a-side and 2 Goals Soccer Completed. £2m December Speke Boulevard x 7-a-side artificial sports pitches, new Centres PLC 2010 sports pavilion, new and replacement parking, new access points, entrance canopy to club, paths, cycle parking and associated landscaping. Liverpool Vision 10th Floor, The Capital 39 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9PP T. 0151 600 2900 Words: David Thame. Photography: McCoy Wynne, Alexander MacGregor, E. email@example.com Neptune Developments, Derwent Holdings. www.liverpoolvision.co.uk Designed and produced by Alexander MacGregor Ltd.
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