New plans for Paddington Village

//New plans for Paddington Village

New plans for Paddington Village

Morgan Sindall Construction has revealed exciting plans for Paddington Village in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. Paddington Village is a £1 billion expansion scheme which will be a key part of one of the UK’s innovation districts when it is completed. The area will be centred on new science, technology, education and health and will act as a hub of discovery and advancement. The area is 30 acres and is being developed by Liverpool City Council in three stages: Paddington Central, Paddington South and Paddington North and Morgan Sindall Construction will be undertaking numerous projects as part of the first phase.

Morgan Sindall Construction offer national design and construction and infrastructure services across a broad range of markets and were originally announced as taking charge for the design and building of the new £35 million building known as ‘The Spine’ which will act as the northern headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians. However, it has now been revealed that Morgan Sindall Construction’s contribution to the Paddington Village project will also include a £40 million Novotel hotel. The 221 room, 13 storey hotel will be designed by Ryder Architecture and will be opposite the New Royal Hospital. Revised plans for a multi-storey car park with a combined heat and power energy centre located in the centre of the ground floor have also been submitted. The District Heating Network will deliver a sustainable power and heating source for Paddington Village, with district heating regarded as the lowest carbon footprint of all fossil fuel burning energy systems. The revised car park plans have been designed by KKA Architecture and has risen from a 8 storey structure to 12 storey which enlarges the capacity to 1,245 bays. Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction North West, Barry Roberts, states that these changes mark ‘a milestone moment for Paddington Village’. He explains how ‘the revised plans for the car park reflect the requirement that the development is set to drive higher levels of interest and popularity than previously anticipated, partly driven by the excellent standard of building the area will boast – as evidenced by the plans for the hotel.’

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, states that ‘this new hotel and the car park and energy centre are all vital to the completion of our Paddington Village site. They are crucial parts of infrastructure needed to support all the amazing businesses that are flocking to this game-changing development.’ He also went on to say how ‘the city council is delighted with the progress to date and we are already looking at the next phases of expansion and how we can attract more high-quality companies and jobs to the city.’ It appears that Liverpool City Council are not the only ones who are excited by the progress being made in Paddington Village, with KKA Architecture’s Director, Mark Roberts, stating how ‘as passionate promoters of all that is good about our great city, KKA is proud to be involved with Liverpool City Council and Morgan Sindall Construction in the Paddington Village/Knowledge Quarter development.’ He also stated how ‘the prestigious and significant nature of the development has been instrumental in formulating design opportunities. The design proposals for the MSCP and energy centre reference the proximity to the Williamsons Tunnels with their important local heritage implications in the creation of a coherent and relevant architectural statement.’

Paddington Village is good news when it comes to architecture in Liverpool and architecture jobs in Liverpool. It will act as one of the city’s most ambitious projects to date and a chance to facilitate world-class, innovative architectural design. It feels like the sky is the limit when it comes to The Knowledge Quarter and it will be interesting to see further advancements and projects as it all comes together.

2019-06-20T09:05:02+00:00 News|