Transformational development for the Strand to be unveiled

Panacea Property Development and Patten Properties will unveil exciting plans for a 16-storey development including three additional storeys stepping back from the main elevation, with stunning views, new commercial space and a residents’ roof garden at the junction of Strand Street and Red Cross Street.

The proposals include the demolition of a four storey office building, Strand House, and the creation of a new development of 391 residential units with private roof terraces at the upper levels and ground floor space for restaurants, bars or cafés.

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The scheme also includes a semi-public landscaped area to improve the public realm on Strand Street.

A number of design elements and materials from surrounding waterfront buildings including Mann Island, the Three Graces and One Park West have been included in the scheme designed by architects Leach Rhodes Walker to ensure the development makes a positive and integrated contribution to the city’s skyline.

Commenting on the plans, Neil Patten, managing director of Panacea Property Developments, said: “It is vital that our design is sensitive to the heritage of Liverpool’s historic waterfront and is more suitable in terms of scale and appearance than the existing, and somewhat dated, office block currently on the site.

“This is a key transition point between historic buildings and more modern developments between the Albert Dock and Liverpool One and the town centre, so we’ve looked to tie these areas together.

“We’re keen to speak with as many local people as possible to understand their thoughts and how we can maximise the benefits of this development.”

Local people are being invited to view and comment on the proposals at an upcoming public drop-in session being held at Strand House, 21 Strand Street on Tuesday 21st June from 3pm – 7pm, where members of the project team (Leach Rhodes Walker, Zerum and Curtins) will be on hand to answer any questions local people may have.