Council approval secured for £5m Liverpool apartment scheme
SEP Construction Services is moving forward with plans to build 26 apartments on Marlborough Street in the Vauxhall neighbourhood.
Liverpool City Council gave the project the green light on its 15 June meeting.
Liverpool-based architecture firm Studio RBA designed the project, which will be 21,095 sq ft. Of that, 15,750 sq ft will be lettable, divvied up between 23 one-bedroom apartments and three two-bedroom ones. Young professionals and post-graduate students are the targeted tenants for the homes.
Entrances will be on two sides of the building, one on Pickop Street and the other on Marlborough. The Pickop Street side will rise to three storeys, while the Marlborough side will have six storeys. No parking is included in the scheme.
Construction is expected to begin later this summer and complete in winter 2022.
Others involved with the project include The Planning Studio, Davies Partnership on building services and Shape Engineering on civils and structure.
The site was previously used as a car park. A previous attempt to develop it in 2002 and transform the space into a five-storey retail and apartment building was withdrawn by applicant Parkscale.
The Marlborough apartment project is the second time Studio RBA has worked with SEP, having also designed the developer’s St Anne Street apartment project. That scheme is also in Liverpool.