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First Central Docks apartments recommended for approval

Plans to build the first apartments in the new Central Docks district of Liverpool Waters could be given the go-ahead next week.

Proposals from Australian developer Greg Malouf and Peel Land and Property have been recommended for approval by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.

The scheme includes 237 flats contained within a part 14-storey and part 8-storey block with space for offices, restaurants or shops on the ground floor.

According to a report to be discussed at a meeting of the council’s planning committee next Tuesday (24 October), the proposed building will be a “well-proportioned new development block which in time will relate well to its surroundings – creating an attractive modern development’.

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The report also states the scheme, which occupies a location within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site Buffer Zone, “will not harm the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site” and will provide “high quality accommodation with a well designed building that will support the regeneration of this area of the city”.

Part of Peel’s £5 billion Liverpool Waters project, the Central Docks district is envisaged as a new business and leisure area with office space, shops and over 1,000 apartments.

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