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DCLG endorses St Modwen’s Liverpool scheme

Published:  16 May, 2007

The Department of Communities and Local Government has ratified the outline planning consent for the £150m mixed use regeneration of 45 acres in North Liverpool, around Great Homer Street.

St Modwen Developments, Liverpool City Council’s preferred developer, will now to prepare a detailed masterplan and continue negotiations with landowners to acquire the land needed to complete the scheme, which is expected to begin in summer 2008.

The development will comprise a 115,000 sq ft superstore, 80,000 sq ft of non-food retail stores, a new market hall and 300 relocated outdoor market stalls, 480 homes, and facilities for a Primary Care Trust centre, new library, leisure facilities and 80,000 sq ft of light industrial space.

Chris Newsome of St Modwen described the project as a “very challenging and exciting opportunity to regenerate an area of Liverpool that in past years has suffered from under-investment.” He added: “We have worked closely with the city council to ensure this regeneration happens and while there is still a lot of work to be done, this decision means we can now move forward with pace and purpose. Our aim is to transform the area into a vibrant centre for people to live and work.”