Liverpool Council has approved planning for a new mixed-use development in Liverpool on a vacant site previously owned by Norton Scrap Metals. The scheme – called Norton Point – is located to the South of Liverpool City Centre in a prominent location on the corner of Upper Parliament Street and Chaloner Street – and sits within the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool.
The scheme has been brought forward by developer – Chaloner Street Developments – a company which lists former Liverpool footballer Sean Highdale and Robert Taylor as its directors.
The plans for the Norton Point scheme were submitted by Architecture and Urban Regeneration consultant – Modern City Architecture + Urbanism (MCAU), and include 650 mixed tenure apartments – a mix of Build to Rent, coliving and market sale apartments. The scheme will also include shops, offices, public art and gallery spaces and a 200 bed hotel. There will also be 22,000 sq ft of coworking or individual/studio office space, a roof top terrace on each building, a gym and spaces for 175 cars and 450 cycles.
The three buildings include a mix of envelopment materials ranging from brickwork to metal cladding and glazing. The tallest building (Block A) will be 77m tall with 24 levels. The other two building will be 53m tall, both with 14 levels. A link connecting the buildings together will also make the scheme more cohesive.
There will be a winter garden between Blocks A and B so residents have year round access to a covered public area, and between Blocks B and C, there will be a fully landscaped open space for residents to enjoy. Cascading steps will be built on Parliament Street which will lead to the building – and there will be a taxi drop off service to the development.
Norton Point is said to create up to around 1,000 construction jobs – supporting the local economy.
Building plans at Norton Point scheme
Block A – the tallest of the three buildings will include 24 levels and will sit at 77m high. The building will have a roof top terrace and includes 206 residential apartments across levels one to 24. The ground floor includes 221m2 of flexible commercial space.
Block B will have 14 levels and will sit at 53m high. The building will have a roof top terrace and includes 204 residential apartments across levels two to 13. The ground floor includes 584m2 of flexible commercial space and 133m2 of space for the art gallery. Level one includes a 624m2 flexible commercial space, and on the lower ground floor there is an additional 154m2 art gallery space.
Block C will have 14 levels and will also sit at 53m high. The building will have a roof top terrace and includes 228 residential apartments across levels two to 13. The 7426m2, 204 bed hotel will also be across the basement to level 14.