English Cities Fund has submitted a planning application for the final phase of St Paul’s Square in Liverpool.

The developer is seeking approval for a 107,000 sq ft building to complete its scheme in the city’s new office core. The building will be known as No 4 St Paul’s Square.

A decision on the planning application is expected around September 2007.

Architect RHWL has designed the entire scheme for English Cities Fund, which is a joint venture between AMEC, English Partnership and Legal & General.

St Paul’s Square is due to complete in 2009. Around 2,500 people will be employed there, alongside 50 residential apartments.

No 1 St Paul’s Square was pre-let to law firm Hill Dickinson and is about to reach practical completion. Allied Irish Bank has pre-let of 6,500 sq ft of ground floor space at the same address.

No 2 St Paul’s Square features 50 residential apartments, restaurant space and retail space. No 3 comprises a 400-space car park.

Another law firm, DWF, is in advanced negotiations about taking 42,000 sq ft at No 5 St Paul’s Square.