The owner of a prominent office building in Liverpool’s commercial district has denied it could be converted into almost 30 apartments.
Palladium Group, which owns Honeycomb (formerly Stanley Hall), has been awarded prior approval to create 29 flats by Liverpool City Council.
The application for prior approval, submitted to the council by Palladium in October, outlines plans for conversion of the four-storey building on Edmund Street into 29 flats with basement car parking.
Prior approval means that a developer has to seek approval from the local planning authority that specific elements of a development are acceptable before work can proceed.
However, when contacted by Your Move, the Palladium Group’s chairman Spencer Bourne denied the building is set to become apartments, saying: “We have no plans to change the building to residential use and it will remain as offices.”
Palladium acquired the connected offices of Stanley Hall and Nations House in April 2015 for £2.7 million.
The group began a multi-million pound redevelopment of the buildings in September 2015 – renaming Stanley Hall as Honeycomb and Nations House as Helix.