audley house amended tj hughes p. planning docs

The TJ Hughes store would be converted into 199 apartments. Credit: via planning documents

Nearly 200 Liverpool flats tipped for consent

TJ Hughes owner Anil Juneja is expected to be granted planning permission to convert the London Road department store into 199 homes at the city council’s planning committee meeting next Tuesday.

Keith Davidson Partnership designed the proposals for Audley House, which would deliver 129 one-bed and 70 two-bedroom apartments. Apartments would range from 280 sq ft to 807 sq ft. The scheme has been recommended for approval by Liverpool City Council’s planning officers.

Juneja originally submitted plans to create 266 homes on the site in 2021, however, this was reduced to meet National Described Space Standards.

A one- to two-storey extension would also be added to the existing building, which is currently three to five storeys, with the London Road façade retained.

Proposals also include plans for a 3,100 sq ft gym and 2,600 sq ft café to be built on the ground floor.

audley house amended tj hughes p. planning docs

Keith Davidson Partnership designed the plans which include a ground floor gym. Credit: via planning documents

No car parking would be available on site, however a 3,800 sq ft cycle store would provide 200 cycle spaces for residents.

Zerum is the planning consultant for the project, while Eddisons is advising on transport.

The scheme is the second part of a plan that aims to deliver more than 500 homes within the two former TJ Hughes stores on London Road. Hughes House was demolished in 2022 to be transformed into 245 flats.

Liverpool City Council’s reference number for the Audley House application is 21F/3562.

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I was worried until I saw the second image 🙂

By Balcony warrior

An iconic building on London Road which needs to have a future and this is the best way to ensure it, has lovely features which will now be able to be viewed for years to come.
This will also add greatly to the footfall on London Road, and hopefully lead to more premises being used for independent shops and cafes.

By Anonymous

280 ft² ? surely not. That’s only 26.01m² GIA – way below Parker Morris let alone NDSS.

By Braklah Turner

Very sad to see TJ Hughes go – in what I understand was a purpose built department store. Do we really need more 1 bed apartments with no parking, not sure everyone is going to be on a bike – I am not sure we do. Parking is shocking around there so there are 200 cycle spaces for 199 homes – 70 of which could have 2 people in them. This beautiful building marries in with the other fabulous buildings in London Road which have ‘Rapunzel’ type hats.
It doesn’t need a gym or a cafe – it needs active frontage on the ground floor. To give this area of the city a purpose and an identity.
And give people a reason to visit London Road.
Liverpool City Council need to think no parking, no shops, no planning.
The market area outside could be fab little square and shopping place.

By Lizzy Baggot

Pleased to see this scheme get the green light, but why haven’t the architects considered some level of greening to the frontage? If conventional tree planting isn’t an option here, why aren’t street planters brought into the equation? Surely there needs to be some thought paid to the public realm fronting the scheme? Sadly, we are far behind European cities in this regard. Planning departments should demand greater environmental consideration from developers when approving projects and city-centre schemes.

By Dezine

Wow it was knocked back on apt sizes and they now much meet the bare minimum floor area because many of those must be studio bed sits with less than 300sq ft and the two beds are only just over 800 sqft. Greed prevails at the expense of the provision of decent long term living space. Zero parking too. Well done all round by the developer and the council planners.

By 3D bloke

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