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Liverpool backs framework to develop grade A office space

Words: Huw Morris

Liverpool City Council has formally endorsed a spatial regeneration framework for its commercial district in a bid to deliver premium office floor space.

The masterplan identifies 12 sites to address the district’s falling supply of grade A office space and enable Liverpool to compete with other UK cities in attracting major companies.

Ultimately, the framework aims to deliver up to 186,000 square metres of new office space.

The document was developed by Arup as project lead and town planning consultants, architects and masterplanners shedkm, heritage consultant Rob Burns, and property consultant Worthington Owen.

The commercial district covers about 16 hectares of land from Mann Island in the south, heading up to Brook Street and Princes Dock to the north, and taking in areas such as Old Hall Street, Chapel Street, Dale Street, Tithebarn Street, and the waterfront.

“To be a world-class business location a city needs a commercial district that can offer opportunity, flexibility, connectivity and quality – in its buildings and its streets,” said Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson.

“The supply of grade A office space is critical to attracting major investors and jobs and this spatial regeneration framework will underpin our long-term vision to deliver that.”

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