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The scheme would be located in a growing area of the city. Credit: via planning documents

Sourced draws up £110m resi vision for Liverpool’s Love Lane

Working in joint venture with landowner Network Rail, the developer wants to build 507 apartments in a quartet of residential blocks on four acres of vacant land between the Ten Streets regeneration area and Eldonian Village. 

Sourced Development Group and Network Rail have submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the four sites – three adjoining plots on Love Lane and one further south on Pall Mall – to Liverpool City Council. 

Designed by BDP, the quartet of residential blocks will reach between nine and 11 storeys and comprise apartments for market sale. The scheme would feature 147 one-bedroom apartments, 330 with two bedrooms, and 30 with three beds. 

The Sourced/Network Rail JV is waiting to hear back from the Sovini Group and Regenda Homes, which have been approached over delivering the scheme’s affordable element. 

Redundant railway arches and subterranean tunnels located on two of the plots would be repurposed into more than 10,000 sq ft of commercial space under the proposals. A 200-metre linear park also forms part of the joint venture’s vision for the site. 

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BDP is leading on design. Credit: via planning documents

A planning statement prepared by WSP states that discussions with Liverpool City Council’s planning team have been positive and that the authority is “supportive of the development proposals”. 

“The LPA also confirm their support to the massing, scale and general approach to design,” the statement said. 

According to a viability appraisal prepared by Tim Claxton Property, the scheme has a net development value of £110m and will cost 101m to build. 

To learn more about the scheme, search for application reference 23F/2052 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

The project team includes SK Transport, OFR, Wardell Armstrong, Simply CDM, Steven A Hunt and Associates, and Rachel Hacking Ecology. 

The scheme is located in a growing area of Liverpool, close to Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters and Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. Earlier this year, developer Nextdom won approval for a 435-flat project near Sourced and Network Rail’s Love Lane scheme.

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The development would see four vacant plots redeveloped into homes. Credit: via planning documents

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Is this design barbie inspired? The pink on the buildings looks horrendous.

By Anonymous

Looks great

By Anonymous

Proper urbanism

By Anonymous

Will Sourced complete their Scotland Road development first?

By Local

@anonymous I like the pink colour. Adds colour to a neglected, down trodden area awaiting regeneration

By Anonymous

I’ve noticed a lot more activity the last month or two and this is more positive news. Hopefully the local politicians have realised that their anti investment stance is hurting the City.

By Anonymous

Hopefully the opposite side of the railway line gets the same treatment. Manchester has successfully built around its viaducts

By Anonymous

Err…well that’s a statement ! 🫣

By Anonymous

The colour brings life to the area and bring much needed homes to this part of the city.

By Mr Warren

Would love to see this built and boost the inner city , but here we go again 11 storey stumps, is there some strange gravitational pressure on Liverpool that restricts all new buildings to 11 storeys?
Also the Ten Streets Regeneration Area, what a laugh, nothing ever happens there except deterioration.

By Anonymous

Would be better if it was bigger but it’s Liverpool city council we are talking about so anything being approved is progress.

By Simon Clarke

For once I actually think the height is right for the area but why haven’t Sourced finished their Scotland Road development? Claim it was sold out months ago…

By Roy

And the incorporation and use of the arches is a fab idea.

By Roy

Cool, fingers crossed it will happen.

By Simon

It has character the same people who find bland buildings unacceptable will find this unacceptable. Would happily live in it or somewhere where I could look at it.


Well something is better than nothing I suppose but in this case it’s a close thing.

By Rod

Looks fantastic. Needs to get approved.

By Anonymous

Great to see this wasteland finally become useful again and create more homes and jobs instead of fly tipping. It would be nice to see more height town end, which would give even more homes, jobs and tax receipts to the city. Hopefully the start of something big?

By GetItBuilt!

Before any other planning permission is granted in the area. Could The City Region identify a plot of land for a new train station to service the new stadium and all the new residential developments.

By Bradman

Nice scheme. Perfect scale for where it is, colour is good, use of arches keeps the dockland/industrial feel of the area, and they also want to fill the gap between the two parts of the Nextdom development on Pall Mall. Will bring life back to a neglected but historical area of the city. Planning are supporting it, so fingers crossed the comittee feel the same. Let’s hope the investors in Infinity get that off the ground soon. What’s not to like!?!

By Anonymous

Really like this , will LCC intervene though with their negativity

By Anonymous

11 storeys, how cute

By Giant Skyscraper Fan

I would rather see modern tall builds that are not from the 80s – Sydney’s skyline was better than Manchester’s in the 80s

By Anonymous

Reminiscent of some of the stuff adjacent to the railway line near Elephant and Castle as you approach Blackfriars.
Here’s hoping it goes ahead…..soon!

By Anonymous

Looks good. Sure, most of the balconies look too small to be useful, but that seems to be the norm for British construction, at least up this way. Still, I like the design.

By Jo

I’ve been watching this area closely for some time and seeing missed opportunities to have a great dining and social quarter develop with arches in other cities being utilised in this way, I would have liked at least one of the arches be kept top open as a roof styled garden area, maybe even a city center lido that’s come back in trend in other places but this is impressive, as long as the arches have a social aspect to them, restaurants, bars, spa.

By Stuart

There was talk of putting a rail station on the viaduct north of Chadwick Street. Has this been dismissed now? As the local demographic is changing, maybe this is something that could be investigated more deeply as a local enhancement? Vauxhall was given as a tentative name but Love Lane/Chadwick Street/Liverpool Waters I’d be happy with. By,gum that area was grotty when I was up there 35 or so years ago.

By Anonymous

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