The regeneration of Crosby Village Centre will move forward “as soon as is practical” after the first phase was approved this week.
St. Modwen was given the go-ahead to convert the Glenn Buildings South into retail units and construct a new unit at 10 Moor Lane.
Three units with new shop fronts will be created in the existing building, with the upper floor also being refurbished.
Following the Sefton Council planning committee meeting, where members were in favour of the project, St. Modwen’s development manager David Nuttall says: : “Since acquiring the Glenn Buildings in Crosby, we have been working hard to prepare a quality proposal to ensure their future and to breathe new life into the village centre.
“We are committed to Crosby and our plans will provide accommodation suitable for modern retailers, whilst maintaining the look and feel of the traditional high street. We are delighted to have received considerable positive feedback from residents and retailers, and we hope to move forward with these works as soon as is practical.”
During the planning meeting, Sefton Council also approved plans to add a £7 million seven-storey hotel to Southport’s Marble Place shopping centre.
The prospective four-star hotel will feature 96 rooms, a lobby area, restaurant and kitchen as well as ancillary accommodation.
Designed by Manchester-based architects Fletcher Rae, the project is being funded by Humber Investments Limited, which owns the town centre retail complex.
The hotel could be completed in summer 2018.