A business district that raises the bar.

  • Place: St Paul’s Square, Liverpool
  • Partner: Liverpool City Council
  • Use: workspace, residential, leisure
  • Scheme value: £150 million
  • Timeline: 2005 – 2011
St Paul’s Square, Liverpool.

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.

St Paul's Square.

St Paul’s Square investors

  • SI GroupAcquired phase one development
  • Standard LifeAcquired phase two development
  • Aberdeen Asset ManagementInvested in 109,000 sq ft of office space

St Paul’s Square occupiers

  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Santander
  • Hill Dickinson
  • The Liverpool Echo
  • DWF
  • CBRE
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Edward Symonds LLP
  • GVA
  • Gleeds
  • DWF LLP
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Denholm Transport
  • Ziferblat
  • Bean Coffee & Cocktails

St Paul’s Square awards

  • OAS Development Awards 2012Best development – St Paul’s Square, Liverpool
  • Construction News Awards 2012Best project up to £50m – TBC
  • BCO Regional Awards 2012 (North)Commercial workplace of the year – No 4 St Paul’s Square
  • 2011 RICS North West AwardsCommercial development of the year – St Paul’s Square, Liverpool
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