Consent for 1,000 student rooms at Lime Street

Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to a 22-storey student accommodation scheme on a prominent site next to Lime Street station.

The £80m scheme from Unite Students will see 1,085 student rooms delivered in 74 studios and 138 cluster flats.

Designed by Falconer Chester Hall, the building at Skelhorne Street will be U-shaped and range in height from 19 to 22 storeys. It will include two ground floor retail units as well as the student accommodation. According to the architect, the use of brick in the building design is intended to give a nod towards the Victorian architecture and industrial character of the adjoining station.

The project was given the green light by the council’s planning committee on Tuesday 11 October. At the same meeting, a planning application from Anwyl Construction for 566 student apartments, also designed by Falconer Chester Hall, was approved.

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Great. Another student scheme.

By Chris

It’s in the designated knowledge quarter and helps disguise the mess Unite built behind it.

By Alfie

It looks like its a very light nod to Victorian Architecture – blink and you may miss it. I thought the knowledge quarter was behind this area and this was going to be the gateway to the city what with the ‘improvements’ as they are called to Lime Street?

By Mary Smiley

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