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Proposals for Liverpool docks site submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
Liverpool Docks site redevelopment / Cushman & Wakefield

A planning application for the redevelopment of a site next to Liverpool’s Stanley Dock has been submitted to the city council.

Cushman & Wakefield has submitted an application on behalf of developers Torus Developments.

The vacant 0.8-hectare site was used for industrial purposes. It is located on Lightbody Street, adjacent to the start of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Torus Developments plans to invest more than £30 million into the area as part of the group’s £1 billion investment in the Liverpool City Region over the next five years.

The proposals comprise 10, three-bedroom townhouses and 200 apartments with either one, two or three bedrooms. They will all be available through the Rent to Buy scheme.

They also feature 720 square metres of commercial space, split between new units on the ground floor of the proposed apartment building and the site’s disused railway arches, and a pedestrian link alongside the North edge of the listed Stanley Flight Canal Locks.

Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “As one of our heartlands, we are dedicated to investing in redeveloping disused sites and bolstering affordable housing options in Liverpool. Lightbody Street is a landmark project for us and is one which encapsulates the city’s heritage and transformative spirit, so we’re delighted to be regenerating this site to meet the needs of future residents.

Andrew Teage, partner at Cushman & Wakefield, added: “The development will significantly enhance what is currently a vacant site within the Ten Streets regeneration area, providing much needed affordable housing as well commercial floorspace and improvements to the visual and environmental quality of the area.” 

Image credit | Cushman & Wakefield