Plans have been submitted for the new mixed-use development, featuring commercial space, at Liverpool’s waterfront.
The proposed joint venture by Panacea Property Development and Patten Properties includes ground floor units for cafes, bars and restaurants.
In June, the companies unveiled their vision to the public before the application was collated and then sent to Liverpool City Council.
The project will see the four storey Strand House office building be demolished as it transforms the site at the junction of Red Cross Street and Strand Street, while it will also feature almost 400 homes with a residents’ roof garden.
Managing Director of both firms behind the proposal, Neil Patten said that it is crucial to ensure that the design fits in the heritage of the historic waterfront in Liverpool and must be an improvement on the current office block which is in rather poor condition.
Patten added: “This is a key transition point between historic buildings and more modern developments within the Albert Dock, Liverpool ONE and the city centre, so we’ve looked to tie these areas together.
“We received fantastic feedback from our recent public consultation and we’re hopeful that the planning committee will look favourably on the sensitively designed plans.”
The planning consultant for the scheme is Zerum, with the support of Curtins, while the architect is Leach Rhodes Walker.
Meanwhile, it has been suggested that the heritage status of Liverpool’s waterfront may be at risk after the mayor if the city, Joe Anderson, rejected the plea from cultural chiefs of the UN to stop development in the city.
Unesco recommended the imposition of a two year moratorium on new developments within the world heritage site, along with its “buffer zone”, which includes a significant proportion of the city centre.
However, Anderson refused to comply with the request of the cultural body, stating that growth in the city should not be stifled by heritage status.