New luxury apartments and retail space could be built on part of Ropewalks Square in Liverpool city centre.
A four-storey building has been proposed for the site next to Bold Street’s Love Thy Neighbour café, which was previously home to a fruit and vegetable market.
The square, which sits outside FACT and restaurant Lucha Libre, links Bold Street to Wood Street and is the subject of a newly submitted planning application.
An applicant named as Glennonston Properties Ltd is behind the plans which would see three, three-bedroom homes and a ground floor retail unit created.
Condy Lofthouse Architects has designed the building which, according to a planning document submitted to Liverpool City Council, “has regard to and does not detract from the city’s skyline, roofscape or local views within the city”.
If approved, the development would see existing street furniture retained and relocated within Ropewalks Square, and three existing trees would also remain in place for “visual amenity and enjoyment of the square”.
The planning document adds: “The proposal seeks to create a contemporary design and improve the quality of the environment by encouraging a complementary mix of land uses in order to supplement the diverse local economy.
“The design aims to strengthen the corner element of Ropewalks Square by addressing both street frontages and increasing pedestrian activity at ground floor level.”