Allies & Morrison bags £200m Liverpool business district

Practice part of winning bid team for Pall Mall Exchange development

Allies and Morrison is to work up detailed proposals for three new office buildings and new public realm for a £200 million business district expansion in Liverpool.

The practice is part of the bid team led by Kier Construction and developer CTP chosen by Liverpool city council for the Pall Mall Exchange project this week.

Kier confirmed Allies and Morrison were project architects “moving forwards”.

Liverpool is targeting the delivery of up to 37,000sq m of Grade A office space on a 1.2 ha site near the city’s Pier Head landmarks.



The first phase of the scheme is part pubic-realm and part car park, earmarked for land connected with the city’s historic but disused Exchange Street station.

Phase two would connect to Muse’s St Paul’s Square mixed-use scheme, which completed in 2011 and has shops, flats and offices for companies such as electronics giant Bosch, finance firm Investec, shipping company Maersk and banking group Santander.

Liverpool said a planning application for the proposals was expected to be lodged later this year, following a round of public consultation.

It added that Kier and CTP’s bid team would also be asked for ideas on how an adjoining 2.8 hectare car park could be redeveloped to provide a new hotel, up to 2,000 homes, leisure facilities – as well as replacement car parking.

City mayor Joe Anderson said Kier and CTP had a “fabulous track record” for redevelopment.

“We know we need more top quality office accommodation in Liverpool and this site is perfect,” he said.

“Having a partner who has an international reputation for delivering high profile schemes with flair and imagination is a great boost to our plans.”

CTP developed Sheffield’s St Paul’s Place business district, which features a anodised aluminium-clad car park and shops development – also by Allies & Morrison.


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