Controversy Continues Over Proposed Skyscaper Development in Liverpool

Posted on March 5, 2012

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The English Heritage conservation group has lodged formal objections to the plan for a new skyscraper and port complex on the Liverpool waterfront.

Peels Holdings has submitted blueprints and a proposal to fully renovate the obsolete docks. The plan includes thousands of condos, hundreds of offices, hotels and bars, and commercial buildings, one of which being the proposed 55-story Shanghai Tower. The vision has two groups of tall buildings, and the Shanghai Tower would be a centerpiece.

English Heritage opposes the plan because they fear it endangers the city’s world heritage status. It has, accordingly, lodged formal objections, pointing to the cluster of skyscrapers for Clarence Dock as particularly problematic. This cluster, EH argues, will bring out a strong vertical form that will “overwhelm the historic, horizontal character of the docklands generally.”

The Liverpool city council’s planning committee will consider the Liverpool Waters proposal today.

Read the full article English Heritage lodge formal objection to Liverpool waterfront development.

Thanks to Kristina Bauer for her assistance with this post.

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