Roscoe Street
The site is occupied by low-rise buildings that would be demolished under either proposal

Decision to be made on Roscoe Street site

Dan Whelan

Liverpool City Council has granted consent to build 87 apartments in a four- to-seven-storey block on the corner of Roscoe Street and Oldham Place, a site that already has approval for 111 student flats proposed by the same applicant. 

The developer, an unnamed private investor, won planning permission to build the 111 student apartments at the 11,000 sq ft site last October.

The latest proposals for Oldham Place feature a mix of 81 one-bedroom apartments, five two-bedroom duplexes and a single, larger three-bedroom unit, designed by architecture studio Fold2 Architecture.

Several low-rise office buildings occupy the site and would be demolished under both applications.

The applicant must now determine which scheme to progress. The Planning Studio, the planning consultant for the latest scheme, said the applicant will undertake “further detailed value engineering and viability appraisals” before deciding which route to take, according to application documents. 

The latest scheme, as opposed to the student accommodation development, is the preferred choice of the applicant, according to the design and access statement for the apartment scheme.  

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By Michael McDonut

This fronts onto an attractive tree-lined square. A nice quieter spot, away from the main roads just up from Bold Street. A good spot for apartments rather than student pods. I like this location.
Most of the big schemes in nearby Baltic, by the way, are ploughing ahead. It’s a hive of activity near the top of Parliament Street and St. James Street!

By Liverpolitan