News | 23/06/17

Public consultation on Exchange Station land planned for July

There is a public consultation within the concourse of Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, on the 5 & 6 July to present development proposals for the 1.6 ha plot of land at the rear of Exchange Station.

This site currently comprises part of the Pall Mall NCP Car Park and an area of green space.

A joint venture partnership between Liverpool City Council, CTP and Kier Property, the development arm of Kier Group, is proposing to deliver an office-led development comprising 400,000 sq ft of Grade A+ office space with retail and leisure uses, and a new landscaped public realm.

This is intended as an expansion of the city’s central business district and would quadruple the supply of Grade A+ office space in the city’s commercial district.

Kier Property and CTP were chosen as the council’s preferred development partner following a competitive selection process.

The scheme is strategically important to Liverpool and the City in terms of attracting inward investment and job creation. It is estimated that the phased development will be worth £200m and create more than 1,800 jobs. This scheme is envisaged as forming the first phase of a wider masterplan for the mixed-use regeneration of the Pall Mall NCP car park.

The public consultation process is to be held on Wednesday, 5 July between 2pm-7pm, and Thursday, 6 July between 8am-12pm and will enable the joint venture partnership to present their plans, gather feedback from the public and work on further consultation exercises to inform a formal planning application submission.

This process will ensure that the Pall Mall scheme, which sits within Liverpool’s Enterprise Zone, delivers a space which meets all modern day business requirements, whilst providing local facilities for city centre workers and the local community.

James Nicholson, development director for Kier Property, commented: “This is a great opportunity for us to engage with the public on this exciting new project. We see this as the start of process where we work collectively to see a new space created that regenerates a key area in the city that we can all be proud of.”

David Topham of CTP Limited said: “Commencing a public consultation exercise is a sure demonstration that Pall Mall is moving towards its delivery. We look forward to engaging with local businesses and residents on our transformational proposals to this long neglected part of the Liverpool City centre.”

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: “We know we need more top quality office accommodation in Liverpool and this site is perfect because it is all about location, location, location. As a growing city, it is vital we have the right office space available in the right place and Pall Mall is part of a natural expansion of the commercial district. The plans for the site will provide a huge boost to the ongoing regeneration of the city and it is only right that we hear the views of local residents and businesses to help us shape those plans.”