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Anwyl's 366-home Liverpool PRS scheme set for green light

A major PRS development in Liverpool has been given a boost by planning officers.

Anwyl’s 366-home development on the corner of Pall Mall and Prussia Street in the centre of the Merseyside city was recommended for approval when Liverpool City Council’s planning committee meets next week.

The development will see the construction of a split-level building, ranging from 10 storeys to 22 storeys in height, which will also include two ground-floor units providing 7,100 sq ft of commercial space, as well as public realm.

The site – which falls within the city’s World Heritage Site buffer zone, meaning it is subject to certain planning restrictions – is currently being used as a car park.

Previous proposals for the plot included office use, with plans approved in October 2009 for two blocks of eight and 18 storeys.

The project at Pall Mall is Anwyl’s second major scheme in Liverpool, with the firm also overseeing a £35m student accommodation project comprising 566 apartments across two blocks, which is currently out to tender after plans were approved last month.

However, Construction News understands the firm is still at least two months away from announcing a contractor for the scheme.

Anwyl will act as developer for its PRS and student accommodation schemes – rather than using its own contracting or housebuilding arms to deliver the work – and will target major contractors to deliver the projects instead.

Anwyl’s PRS scheme would be the latest major housing development to receive planning approval in Liverpool this year.

In January, city planners granted consent for a £15m 312-apartment scheme to the north of the city centre.

Client Azure Horizons will develop two towers on the site, which currently houses a car repair workshop and a vacant one-storey building.

The towers will rise to 11 and 13 storeys respectively and were designed by Blok Architects.

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