Fort Dunlop Developers eye Listed Property in Liverpool
Urban Splash, the developers behind the regeneration of 1920s Birmingham landmark Fort Dunlop, have submitted plans to renovate a listed Victorian office property in Liverpool, that was once a home for orphans.
Liverpool City Council are currently voting on the plans, which includes office space and 105 new homes in Fazakerley, just north of the city centre and a stone’s throw from the famous Aintree Racecourse.
The former orphanage is currently used to house primary care trust offices and council tenants, but many buildings are lying vacant.
The Liverpool site consists of 26 Grade II listed buildings located around a landscaped avenue, with a central hall that was used for dining, and Urban Splash reportedly plan to convert 18 properties into housing, and build an additional 15 mews-style homes.
According to the BBC, the report states that “the refurbishment and conversion of the New Hall estate will be an important catalyst to regeneration in the Fazakerley area.”
If the plans go ahead the council will save around 50% of maintenance costs on the site, and it is estimated that the redevelopment would generate ┬ú3m for the authority.
Urban Splash were responsible for the redevelopment of Birmingham’s iconic Fort Dunlop building (pictured left) – a 1920s former Dunlop tyre factory – alongside Advantage West Midlands. The property fell into disrepair and laid empty for over 20 years before the developers took on the project, and reopened it in 2006 as a conventional and serviced office location.
Fort Dunlop now offers over 300,000 sq ft of office space along with retail space, and a 100 bedroom Travelodge hotel.
Find out more about the redevelopment and the office space opportunities available, here: