Plans have been revealed to create up to 1,000 jobs on the site of a former railway station in Liverpool’s Central Business District.
A report to the Cabinet on Friday 11 December is recommending that the city council acquire the 1.2 hectare site on Pall Mall from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and develop Grade A office space on the land.
It would help meet demand for top quality office accommodation on the edge of the Central Business District, which was highlighted in the city centre’s 15 year blueprint, the Strategic Investment Framework.
The plot, which is currently used as a car park, was previously home to part of Exchange Street Station which closed in 1977 when the Merseyrail Underground was completed.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “We need more top quality office accommodation in Liverpool and this site is perfect as it sits right next to the existing Commercial District.
“As a growing city, it is vital we have the right office space available in the right place and Pall Mall is part of a natural expansion of the district as we look to extend its footprint down towards the waterfront and Princes Dock.
“This is just one of a number of schemes where we are using former HCA sites to create jobs and economic benefit for the city. We have already completed the new Exhibition Centre and Pullman Hotel and are driving forward a plan for a warehouse and distribution centre at Stonebridge Cross and the film and TV studios at the Littlewoods Building on Edge Lane.
“This is all part of our commitment to making sure Liverpool is a business friendly city.”
The Cabinet meets on Friday 11 December to consider the report.