Liverpool's Eyesore becomes high-rise

A POCKET of unused land that has been a Liverpool eyesore for many years will soon be transformed into a commercial and residential hub.

The Joint Regional Planning Panel has approved a development application to build two residential towers, containing 188 apartments, and including three levels of basement parking, seven ground level shops and a medical centre.

It will be on the corner of the Bigge Street/Hume Highway intersection, Warwick Farm.

Liverpool deputy mayor, Councillor Mazhar Hadid said the project had a capital investment value of more than $39 million, and would provide much- needed infrastructure for the northern end of the CBD.

"The development will achieve design excellence through a high standard of architectural excellence and design flexibility, while catering for Liverpool's booming population," he said.

"In addition, a medical facility located on the ground floor will complement the existing nearby medical precinct."

The primary tower will be 16-storeys and contain 116 of the 188 units.

The secondary tower, located behind the first, will have frontage to the Hume Highway and Browne Parade.

It will contain 72 residential units.

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