The Paradise Street Project (Liverpool ONE)

1 minute read
View pricing



Grosvenor Group is one of the largest privately-owned international property companies. The specialist developer, investor, and fund manager develops, manages and invests in assets in more than 60 cities around the world – principally in the retail, residential and office sectors. The company’s four operating companies are responsible for their own property strategies but are unified by a singular purpose of improving property and places to deliver lasting commercial and social benefits.

The Paradise Street Project, more commonly known as Liverpool ONE, was a 250,000 sqm regeneration project in Liverpool City Centre. Managed by Grosvenor Europe, the development is comprised of over 200 shops, more than 500 apartments, three hotels, 25 restaurants, a 14-screen Odeon cinema, three office buildings, a Green Flag awarded five-acre public park, 2,000 car parking spaces and a public transport interchange.


Grosvenor - Outcome 1


regeneration project

Grosvenor - Outcome 2

city districts transformed

Grosvenor - Outcome 3


jobs created

Regarded by many as the most successful regeneration project of the modern era in the UK, Liverpool ONE was initially sold as providing “world-class shopping, leisure and living at the heart of a world-class city”. The site of the £920 million project covered six districts in the city center, including Hanover Street, Peter’s Lane, New Manesty’s Lane, Paradise Street and South John Street.

The development of Liverpool ONE was considerate of the city’s history, integrating historical architecture with modern buildings. As such, it is an internationally recognized model for other cities that want to deliver sympathetic regeneration projects. It is widely credited with reviving the wider city-region and fueling growth in business tourism.

To support the effective management of the project from conception to handover and enable information sharing during the multiple planning applications, Grosvenor needed to implement a new project management system with standardized protocols. Asite’s platform facilitated collaboration between the various project sites – its Workflow Management solution allowed members of a team to manage and review documents as well as control project processes.


Changes in working practices, new features and feed-back captured from users and fed back into the overall process and were essential contributors to finely tuning the deployment process. Multi-repository reporting facilitated the management of this complex scheme in a straightforward manner, and the Facilities and Asset Management solution simplified the handover of each site to the management company.

Grosvenor's use of Asite provided the ability to control and report on the flow of information over the entire lifecycle of the project portfolio thus reducing risks and improving productivity and control throughout.


The Liverpool ONE scheme created 3,300 construction jobs, led to 5,000 permanent posts and is environmentally sustainable. Moreover, the city can now leverage itself as a global city and is a far stronger position than it was in 1999, when Grosvenor took on the challenge to revitalize the city center.


Over 54,000 companies use Asite to help them build better.

(London, United Kingdom) - ABP (Advanced Business Park) is a Chinese developer with extensive experience in turning regeneration sites into thriving business ports. The company has established a reputation for developing large-scale enterprise districts and, in 2013, expanded its operations to the UK. ABP was chosen by the Greater London Authority for the Royal Albert Dock project in East London.

ABP Royal Albert Dock is a mixed-use £1.7 billion scheme, aiming to deliver 4.7 million sq ft of development on a 35-acre site and transform the area into London’s third business and financial district. The project is one of the largest development schemes planned for the UK capital and will see the creation of a diverse trading hub.

Considered one of the capital’s most successful regeneration projects in recent years, the scheme aims to create a vibrant hub with supporting residential, retail and leisure facilities across 88 new buildings and three restored historic buildings, all serviced by important transport links, including Crossrail.

The largest development scheme of its kind, Royal Albert Dock will be delivered in six phases. Phase one was completed in 2019 and has seen 460,000 sq ft of office space created across 21 buildings. The community includes workspaces with flexible rental periods, ranging from 1,300 to 460,000 sq ft. The second phase is set to go through the planning process in early 2020; the intention is to include more office spaces, flats, and membership clubs.

Stanhope was chosen as the development manager on the project, and Asite assisted ABP in the selection process with the Greater London Authority, who owns the site. Asite provided a collaborative BIM solution along with a Bid, AppBuilder, and Workflow Management solutions.

The implementation allowed for better, more streamlined collaboration throughout the delivery of the initial phase of the project. Additionally, archive functionality allowed stakeholders to view all documentation stored during the life of the project, as well as access to their complete audit history.

With Asite’s support, business intelligence was delivered to teams on the ground in real-time, enabling decision-makers to harness instant information that influences the progress of the project positively.


Royal Albert Dock offers an affordable range of spaces along with flexible terms to accommodate growth. The scheme, with its 26-year lifespan, is well on its way to becoming a European hub for Asian investors who have recently committed themselves to the district despite the uncertainties of Brexit. With growing transport links and a community-led atmosphere, the area has the potential to become a beacon in East London and, more importantly, boost local employment by 30%.



Asite Insights in your inbox.

Sign up for product news and our latest insights published monthly.  It's a newsletter so hot, even global warming can't keep up.