For years Liverpool lacked the contemporary Grade-A office accommodation needed to compete with Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. It was this challenge that the English Cities Fund and Liverpool City Council set out to address in 2005 when the two came together to take on a four-acre site in a rundown area of the city centre.
St Paul's Square is now the gateway to Liverpool's Central Business District - a 400,000 sq ft mixed-use development centred on Old Hall Street and Pall Mall. It has set the standard in architectural design and sustainability for the city’s commercial spaces, as well as providing 50 new homes. The development’s five office buildings, which include the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ No.4 St Paul’s Square, have attracted major employers, from Lloyds Banking Group and Santander to CBRE, Hill Dickinson and GVA, alongside independent retailers.
At the heart of it all, a landscaped public square has become a new inner-city magnet for commerce and conversation. It’s a place where the city’s business pioneers can dream up their next success, or simply enjoy a coffee. With the Liverpool Echo moving in, St Paul’s Square is primed to continue being part of the conversation in Liverpool for years to come.