A further 205 homes could be added to Liverpool’s Wolstenholme Square regeneration project as part of a £36 million extension.
Developer Elliot Group has agreed to acquire the neighbouring headquarters of social care charity PSS on Seel Street.
A planning application is expected to be submitted to Liverpool City Council shortly to turn the site into a 160,000 sq ft mixed-use development.
According to Elliot Group, early plans show a new building comprising 32 studios, 104 one-bedroom apartments and 69 two-bedroom apartments.
A luxury spa and pool would also be included for exclusive use by residents, and terraces would be incorporated on the ninth, eleventh and twelfth floors of the development.
Two ground floor commercial units are also proposed, with an intention to let them to independent local operators.
Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group says: “PSS has been trail-blazing for almost a century and the receipt from our acquisition will enable them to continue providing outstanding care to the people of Liverpool, whilst allowing them to house their team in modern, fit-for-purpose offices.
“The deal allows us to broaden the range of homes within the development and bring additional footfall to the independent cafes and restaurants that will surround the square when it is completed.
“Our new building will provide additional levels of luxury and specification and we’ll be revealing more in due course.”
Falconer Chester Hall is designing the plans for the expansion, which will add to the 447 studio and one-bedroom homes already being built as part of the Wolstenholme Square scheme.
The already approved part of the project also includes a revamped square and a new landscaped passage through to Seel Street with restaurants, cafés and workspaces for independent businesses.