A 450-home student accommodation complex could soon be built on the outskirts of Liverpool city centre under newly submitted plans.
Anwyl Construction has lodged a full planning application with Liverpool City Council to construct a 15-storey block and a nine-storey block on a 0.8-acre site next to Islington and Norton Street to the east of the Cultural Quarter. The land is currently occupied by a National Express coach station.
The larger Block A would contain 191 standard and 63 studio rooms, while the smaller Block B would include 168 standard and 31 studio rooms. There would also be a communal courtyard and ground-floor retail space.
A design and access statement has been prepared by Falconer Chester Hall in support of the application.
“The quality of the architecture, materials and the cohesive approach to the design of the new student accommodation on Islington and Norton Street will ensure that this area of the city continues to be developed as an accessible node creating a link through to the Knowledge Quarter, museums, library and city centre. The proposal will establish a new active façade for Islington and Norton Street, enhancing this key entrance point into the city centre.”
Image note: Taken from planning documents by Falconer Chester Hall