News | 04/07/18

Architects appointed to Pall Mall public realm scheme

re-form Landscape Architecture has been appointed by CTP and Kier Property to design a major new public realm scheme as part of the £200m Pall Mall Exchange urban masterplan project in Liverpool.

re-form, whose portfolio includes the £25m transformation of Hull city centre’s public realm as part of its UK City of Culture status in 2017, will work alongside master planning architects Allies & Morrison to develop the landscape and public realm proposals which will include a series of streets and squares throughout the 4.2-hectare site. A planning application will be submitted by the end of the summer.

A joint venture partnership between CTP, Kier Property and Liverpool City Council was announced in February 2017 to deliver the Pall Mall Exchange scheme.

It will include 400,000 sq ft of Grade A office space to the rear of Exchange station, along with leisure, retail and public realm, creating more than 1,000 jobs.

At the heart of re-form’s designs will be a new public space comprising a 3000 sq m ‘green square’ to promote health and wellbeing. It will create an inspiring setting for businesses and providing much-needed urban green space for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Guy Denton, director at re-form Landscape Architecture, commented: “This is a significant appointment for the practice in the North West, recognising our capabilities in placemaking and creating attractive public realm in urban centres. The scheme is another great example of how public and private sector organisations are working together to harness the transformational effects of investing in high-quality public spaces. We look forward to working with great clients and a fantastic team from the design phase through to project completion.”

David Topham, chief executive at CTP Ltd, commented: “The public realm is where we all interface with the buildings and places that we inhabit in our towns and cities. Kier Property and CTP have appointed re-form as our landscape architects to our project at Pall Mall, Liverpool, to help ensure we develop a place that builds on the expanding and existing high-quality city centre to deliver an outstanding place for business, residents and visitors of Liverpool. Kier Property and CTP were overwhelmed by the quality of businesses that approached us to work on Pall Mall alongside our professional design team, led by Allies and Morrison. We were impressed by re-form’s approach and track record and we look forward to working with them over the coming years at Pall Mall, Liverpool.”

Tom Gilman, managing director at Kier Property (North), added: “We are delighted to be working with re-form and Allies and Morrison to help us deliver this exciting new development in Liverpool.”

re-form is involved in a number of high-profile projects across the North West including the £800m Salford City masterplan – a joint Salford City Council and Salford University initiative – which covers 240 acres across the city district and includes 46 acres of public realm. The masterplan was unveiled at this year’s MIPIM event in Cannes.