A new apartment block could transform vacant land on Tabley Street in Liverpool city centre.
If given the go-ahead, the 10/11-storey development would bring 55 homes to the area as previously approved plans are revised.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee is recommended to approve the project, put forward by applicant Liverpool Art Apartments Limited, subject to conditions during a meeting next Tuesday (18 July).
The site earmarked for the scheme is bounded by Tabley Street, Sparling Street and Hurst Street and was previously occupied by Pilkington Glass along with vacant office and warehouse buildings.
Planning permission was granted in April this year to develop a building of the same height with 45 one and two-bedroom apartments.
The current application has increased the number of homes by replacing 10 two-bedroom apartments with 20 one-bedroom properties, therefore avoiding the need to increase the height or footprint of the approved building.
Some of the new homes would have balconies, and the development would also feature a rooftop outdoor space for all residents.
A report to be considered by the planning committee says: “The development will add to the diversity of accommodation offer within the city and contribute towards a sustainable mix of uses in an accessible location.”
It adds that the interim head of planning is satisfied that the project, near to the recently completed Kings Dock Mill scheme, “ will not harm heritage assets or the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site”.