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Broadway Malyan tweaks huge Fourth Grace project - image

Broadway Malyan has amended its vast Mann Island project on Liverpool's waterfront Fourth Grace site following lengthy design consultations.

The changes include shifting the two residential blocks 3m east to reveal more of the Three Graces - the Cunard, Port of Liverpool and Liver buildings.

The entrance to the commercial block will be redesigned, improving views through the building to the George's Dock passage.

The public will be given access to a roof terrace providing views over Canning Dock, and the granite polish on the commercial block is to be changed to give a more textured finish and provide a contrast to the residential block.

Developers Neptune and Countryside Properties hope the altered scheme will win public approval, as the original three black granite buildings had met with a mixed response.

But the developers are confident the amended designs will be successful and will receive early planning approval from Liverpool city council.

Steve Parry, managing director of Neptune, said: 'The changes in the design are the result of an extensive consultation and we now look forward to moving ahead with the scheme, which we believe will be an exciting and valuable addition to Liverpool's waterfront.'

by Richard Vaughan

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