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Legacie picked up the stalled site in April. Credit: via This Generation

Legacie reveals plans for £200m Liverpool resi

The developer is anticipating an imminent start on works to build 656 apartments on the stalled site off Freemasons Row.

Legacie Towers, a subsidiary of Liverpool-based Legacie Group, has revealed its plans for the regeneration of the vacant plot in the emerging Northern Quarter area of Liverpool.

Designed by architect Falconer Chester Hall, the scheme will deliver a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments across four residential buildings and will be constructed by Legacie Contracts.

Named ‘The Gateway’, the project will feature two gyms, two residential lounges, and a cinema room, as well as a range of commercial amenities including a coffee shop and convenience store.

Residents will also have access to a garden spa, which will provide an infrared sauna, swimming pool, ice bath, and even an oxygen chamber.

Liverpool City Council approved Vinco Group’s plans to for a slightly larger scheme to deliver 664 apartments on the 1.6-acre plot in 2019. However, the company is currently being liquidated.

Legacie picked up the stalled site in April and has since discharged various conditions from the existing planning consent to kickstart the project.

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Falconer Chester Hall designed the scheme. Credit: via This Generation

John Morley, chief executive of Legacie Developments, said: “This will be an impressive and vibrant scheme which extends the reach of the city centre and builds a community comparable to what we are delivering at Parliament Square.

“This site has lay vacant for far too long, and I am pleased that we have stepped forward with a scheme that will be a catalyst for further regeneration, provide an economic boost, and deliver something the city can be proud of.”

International sales agent, RWinvest, has partnered with Legacie to promote the scheme.

Michael Gledhill, director at RWinvest, said: “The Gateway will be a stunning addition to Liverpool’s buoyant housing offer.

“With world-class facilities on-site, it will form a key part of the emerging Northern Quarter and help attract further investment as we continue to see huge demand for luxury living in the city.”

The Gateway has a gross development value of £200m and will help create more than 250 local construction jobs and 25 apprenticeships.

To learn more about the plans, search for application number 17F/0874 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

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Legacie have done a fantastic job with Parliament Square so this would be great.

Hopefully we won’t get the usual objections from certain councillors and anti development brigade.

By Mr Palmer

Legacie showing the big developers that there is great potential in Liverpool.

By Anonymous

As this has already been approved, I have no doubt this will go ahead now that Legacie are involved. Absolutely outstanding development this. Game changer for the area.

By Anonymous

Was worried that the usual suspects would block it but it’s already been approved. Legacie is one of the best developers in the North West just been walking past Parliament Square and it looks great. The Heaps Mill project is also impressive.

By Oldswan5

The developer stated “they anticipate an imminent start” , so does this mean LCC/PlanningDept will have no say or further input in this scheme. If that is the case this is tremendous news for the city.

By David

This is really good news for this area- in the current environment of rising interest rates there must be a good deal of robust financial backing behind this scheme- let’s hope the inflations and therefore rates fall soon

By Stuart wood

That’s an ugly design

By Anonymous

Legacie have been a real positive in the Liverpool area for years now, with this in their capable hands we can be confident it’ll actually become a reality.

By James

Very welcome news, hopefully this will spur on further development along Leeds Street, over to infinity?

By Liverpolitis

if my building doesn’t have an oxygen chamber, I don’t want it

By kls

Awful design

By John

Wow. More boring boxes as an extension to the other boring bland boves. Amazing

By Anonymous

Looks great …how high is it ….about 15/6 story’s ?

By George

Looks very handsome

By Anonymous

Good news for this abhorted site..Will bring positive results to the northern quarter

By Tercol

To those who call the design boring and just boxes,what do you recommend? More red brick ersatz dock warehouses, whereby we try not to lose the area`s appearance or try to reference the city`s maritime history. Well we are now in 2023 and modern design is like this , you know using the latest materials, also this has plenty of glass. I can only suspect that the negative comments are from the types who don`t want any improvement in the city`s fabric and would like the location filled with bungalows and suburban housing lest we fall into the trap of being a vibrant , densely populated, and economically buoyant city again.

By Anonymous

Missed opportunity for balconies

By Balcony Warrior

Brilliant design and density this area of the city that desperately needs it.

By Anonymous

@ balcony worrier, there are some balconies.

By Anonymous

Good design and different not all boxed and thrown up

By Anonymous

How many car parking spaces

By Anonymous

@ Anon 22/8 4.32am ,Parking, the planning application is 17F/0874, but as I feel you maybe a bit too idle to check it shows there are 128 parking spaces and 248 bike spaces.
Parking and design are often highlighted by NIMBYS in Liverpool for being critical of developments, whereas in London for example I know of lots of developments that have no parking at all , or limited parking, and the local borough encourages residents to use public transport or bikes. For me given some of the recent positive news appearing around Vauxhall regarding new developments it would seem the ideal opportunity for Steve Rotheram to announce plans to build a new Merseyrail station in the neighbourhood.

By Anonymous

I agree with the reservations some have expressed about design … the upper levels of Parliament Square are ugly!

By Anonymous

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