Plans to redesign the exterior of Mersey House, Liverpool approved

Photo: Plans to redesign the exterior of Mersey House, Liverpool approved

Our client, Euan Kellie Property Solutions has secured planning permission from Liverpool City Council, on behalf of Mersey House Ltd, to re-clad the exterior of Mersey House, the Strand, Liverpool.

The planning consent follows ‘prior approval’ granted last year to change the use of the vacant 1960s building from offices to residential using permitted development rights.  With the approval of the new cladding system, building work should start imminently to create 122 new apartments in the landmark building.

Euan Kellie, director, Euan Kellie Property Solutions said: “Mersey House is a landmark building and is part of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site.  Receiving planning permission to re-clad the building will refresh the street scape on this important section of the Strand and allow the building’s new lease of life on the inside, to be reflected on the outside.”

Designed by Halliday Meecham Architects the new cladding has been designed to read as one continuous element to respond to and respect the World Heritage Site designation along with the Castle Street Conservation Area and associated surrounding listed buildings.

Alan Parry-Davies, Director, Halliday Meecham Architects, said: “Our client is thrilled to have received planning permission to re-clad the building; Euan’s help with the planning process has been invaluable.  It will really help bring the character of the building forward on to the Strand.  Our client is looking forward to turning the plans into reality.”

The story was featured in the Liverpool Echo.