Architect Ian Simpson’s design for the tallest residential tower in northern Europe has been revived, despite its failure to win planning permission in January.
Developer Maro Developments has submitted revised plans for the £100m mixed-use Brunswick Quay skyscraper in Liverpool after the original version was turned down.
The company had launched an appeal after the application for the 50-storey glass tower was rejected, hoping that the decision would be overturned at a public inquiry.
But it has now submitted amended designs so that both sides can avoid the cost of an appeal and because it hopes that the tower can be completed in time for Liverpool’s tenure as Capital of Culture 2008.
It is understood that the design has been modified to enlarge the proposed hotel from 35 rooms to 50, and to increase the amount of office space. However, the external envelope and architecture of the building remains unchanged.
Maro’s proposals include residential apartments, a boutique hotel, shops, cafes, restaurants and office space. No date has been set for when the revised application will go before the planning committee.
Maro’s decision to resubmit the application in full comes days after the council planning committee gave the go-ahead to a 40-storey tower in Liverpool, put forward by local developer the Beetham Organisation.
The tower that will be known as the Beetham West Tower. It has been designed by architect Aedas.