• Elliot Group, Liverpool, city centre, Ropewalks

Approved Wolstenholme phase to “change character” of Seel Street

The latest phase of Liverpool’s £40 million Wolstenholme Square transformation will “change the character of the north end of Seel Street,” according to the developer.

Elliot Group director, Elliot Lawless welcomed yesterday’s (7 June) planning decision to approve a proposed £20m 116-room hotel complete with rooftop pool and spa for the ongoing mixed-use scheme.


Elliot Group


Work is already underway on the wider development, within the city centre’s Ropewalks area, which will also feature four blocks ranging from three to 10 storeys providing 445 studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a new passageway through to Seel Street lined by shops, cafes and offices.

Following the green light from Liverpool City Council’s planning committee, Elliot says: “Ropewalks is beginning to turn into a more rounded, mixed-use neighbourhood and this permission will change the character of the north end of Seel Street.

“We’ve worked extensively with Liverpool City Council’s design team to ensure that our approach is sensitive to its neighbours whilst putting a very contemporary stamp on the streetscape.  I’m delighted with the outcome.”

The project is one of four designed by architects Falconer Chester Hall (FCH) to be approved at the local authority’s latest planning committee meeting.

Others given the go-ahead yesterday also included a mixed-use development of 39 apartments and two commercial units for Oakmere Services on West Derby Road, transforming a former petrol station which is currently being used as a temporary hand car wash.

There’s also the planned repair and remodeling of Grade II-listed Georgian buildings on Duke Street to create more than 150 residential units by Henry Space Developments, and plans for Citylife Developments’ mixed-use five to eight-storey scheme on a cleared Renshaw Street site to incorporate 74 apartments.

Adam Hall, managing director of Falconer Chester Hall, says: “Each of these projects presented a different set of challenges but we’re extremely pleased to have overcome these and obtained the necessary planning consents.”

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