Pall Mall Exchange: A new commercial centre for Liverpool

The practice’s design for a new £200m development on the Pall Mall Exchange site in Liverpool has been unveiled by Liverpool City Council. Working for Kier Construction and CTP Ltd, who have been awarded the tender to develop the site, Allies and Morrison has designed a scheme that will quadruple the supply of Grade A+ office space in the city centre.

A collection of new office buildings around new public spaces are proposed, which will provide Liverpool with more than 37,000 sqm of much needed office accommodation. The architecture will be defined by strong facade composition with generous fenestrations and colonnaded bases at ground level.

The 1.2ha site was once the location of Liverpool’s Exchange Station, which was largely damaged in bombing during the Second World War and was ultimately closed in the 1970s. It sits at an important location in Liverpool’s central business district, a short walk from Pier Head and the famed Three Graces of Liverpool’s Unesco World Heritage site.

It is anticipated that the project will be delivered in two phases with a planning application due to be submitted later in the year.