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New hotel and apartments amongst approved projects at council meeting

A new 112-bed hotel on Seel Street and a seven-storey apartment development on Parr Street were amongst significant projects approved by Liverpool City Council yesterday (19 December).

Liverpool-based architect Falconer Chester Hall (FCH) designed all five schemes which also include office accommodation at Kings Dock.

The high quality four-storey office development for The Contact Company is situated within  Monarchs Quay – the last area to be regenerated at Kings Dock.

As well as the office accommodation, the 4,500 sq m building will also include a café alongside substantial landscaping and public realm improvements.

Monarchs Quay

Also approved at the council’s planning committee meeting were three projects for Wolstenholme Square Developments on Seel Street, Slater Place and on Wolstenholme Square itself.

The Seel Street scheme will see the construction of a 122-bed hotel under The Times by Vincent brand on a cleared brownfield site – a development which replaces a previously consented scheme for an apart-hotel.

The new consent will see a building of five to seven storeys with a fifth floor rooftop bar and a restaurant/bar on the ground floor.

At Slater Place, proposals were given consent for a seven-storey apartment building containing a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.

Construction will take place on a site which formerly housed the Saw Mill building which was demolished after a fire in 2016.

Slater Place

Also approved was a proposal to amend the previous consent for a development on Wolstenholme Square to now comprise four buildings of between seven and 10 storeys – adding some 448 units of residential accommodation. These would be a mix of studio and one-bedroom units.

A seven-storey student development housing 44 studio rooms and further 80 bedrooms in 10 cluster rooms on Devon Street was also approved.

The development falls within the emerging Fabric District and also includes two ground floor commercial units. The site is currently in use as a car park and the developer is Devon Street Ltd.

Adam Hall, managing director of FCH, says: It was amongst our busiest ever days at planning and clearly demonstrates the breadth of work carried out from our Liverpool base.”

Devon Street


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