Legacie redesigns Rose Place for students

The developer has submitted plans for Azure, a part-six and eight-storey student block with 280 bedrooms and 24,000 sq ft of retail at Rose Place in Liverpool.

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The site currently houses industrial units, which would be vacated and demolished. The student accommodation would be split between 97 one-bed studio flats, and 26 cluster flats containing an average of seven bedrooms.

Falconer Chester Hall is the architect and Zerum is the planner.

Legacie gained consent in May 2018 for an eight-storey private residential block, which would have contained 180 bedrooms in 127 apartments and commercial uses at ground floor.

However, according to the developer, plans were changed in response “to the buoyant student residential sector in Liverpool alongside the rapidly changing context of the area. This will create a provision of accommodation for the area for its university students from the three nearby campuses: University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Hope University.”

Legacie recently announced a £20m deal with Maslow Capital to fund its £90m Parliament Square residential and retail scheme in the Baltic Triangle, currently on site.

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Thinking of becoming an architect, how hard can it be? Draw a box add some windows, jobs a good in.

By Jon P

Get it built

By Anonymous

Jon P, that’s a bit cynical, you have to be trained well enough to ensure the cladding drops off at some point

By Eggy bread

Whilst I can’t say I like the design – yet more unimaginative stacked shoeboxes with no remarkable or redeeming features – the use is very welcome as it will bring life to what is at present a fairly miz area of the city.


By Liver lad

Shouldn’t they focus on paying what they owe on existing projects instead of blowing bugles about something they can’t finance? If it starts it’ll end up like its near neighbour, the infamous Fox Street Village. Maybe without the fire wardens.

By Verum

It is a fantastically poor location for students, which is why the student accommodation already built in this location is half empty. There is no chance of attracting normal development funding for this, so good luck selling the rooms off plan on guaranteed yields to any poor “investor” who still can’t see that there is only one party who is ever winning on the deal

By Pangloss

The Everton Park area is increasingly attractive if you like your open space and fine views. The area around Soho Square is actually one of the city’s oldest districts, but there’s not much left of the old townscape now; however, the beautiful old priory used by the Liverpool Phil is a gem.

By Roscoe

Liverpool is massively reliant on students.

By Dan

As we build Northern Powerhouse Rail Liverpool will take its rightful place as an outward looking seaport city vital to the country’s prosperity.
Reliance on students? Liverpool is a great university centre but it’s much more than that.

By Liverpolitan

Agree – this could be a great end to the city centre leading onto Everton Park – is there a placemaking name for this area in the pipeline … Rose Place … Little Soho .. new hay market … etc etc, might help now the developments over the road in the Fabric District are gaining traction.

By @ Roscoe

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