Broadway Malyan has secured planning permission for this £70 million, 18-storey office development in Pall Mall, Liverpool
The 22,110m² scheme was designed by the practice’s Liverpool studio for an Irish joint-venture company and is being hailed as ‘a key component’ in the city’s bid to secure the Ministry of Justice’s re-location to the North West.
Yesterday’s approval (27.10.09) comes despite CABE having voiced a number of major concerns about the development, which features two office blocks linked by a glazed courtyard with 165 basement-level car parking spaces.
The commission’s design review panel said it did not support the application because it was not convinced the site was suitable for a tall building, the public space at the heart of the scheme did ‘not have a clear purpose’ and that the elevations of the building were ‘not yet fully successful’.
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Architect Matt Brook from the Liverpool office of Broadway Malyan said: ‘[Liverpool City Council’s planning] Committee’s decision is a very significant vote of confidence in the growth of Liverpool’s economic future.
‘The scheme is fundamental to Liverpool’s economic growth, particularly around the Commercial Quarter. As architects we are delighted the chair of the planning committee commented very positively on the attractiveness of the scheme.’