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Duke Street Regeneration

Location Liverpool

Client Beetham Organisation

Sector Regeneration

Status Complete

Area 1.5 Hectares

Brock Carmichael is hugely proud of their role in the regeneration of the ‘Rope Walks’ area of the city centre.

This regeneration took almost a decade and was the catalyst for the Liverpool One development. The regeneration involved several phases and saw the replanning of over 1.5 hectares of Liverpool City Centre, creating 3 new landscaped courtyards, the most prominent of them being Campbell Square.

Campbell Square saw the regeneration of derelict sites and Grade II listed buildings within the World Heritage Site, including historic warehouses and a former police bridewell, into a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood. Phase 1 created new offices, commercial units, residential “loft” warehouse conversions, apartments, duplexes, and penthouses, all surrounding three new landscaped courtyards. Phase 2 created additional residential units including 77 apartments and underground parking.

At its heart is Campbell Square, a new open space designed by BCA Landscape with specially commissioned public art “The Seed”.

10 Duke Street forms a key component in the wider Campbell Square regeneration initiative.  10 Duke Street saw the creation of new build offices located in the historic “Ropewalks” area of the city, part of the wider Campbell Square regeneration initiative.  The distinctive new building provides an important frontage to Duke Street replacing a derelict group of commercial buildings and created 32,000sqft of grade A office accommodation. Surrounded by Grade II listed buildings and set within the Duke Street Conservation Area the site required a solution that responded positively to its context.

Argyle Street saw the restoration of additional warehouse buildings into residential accommodation, with contemporary infill buildings providing commercial units, a GP surgery, and various other community facilities.

Roses Design Award: Urban Regeneration category

Royal Town Planning Institute – North West Region Planning Achievement:

Best Urban Heritage Project and Joint Winner of the Planning Achievement category Renew Exemplar Award for Originality and Innovation in Regeneration 2004.