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Elliot Group proposes £100m hospital homes

Elliot Group has acquired an industrial estate next to Liverpool’s new Royal Hospital, and has put in a planning application for the development of 142 flats and more than 1,000 student bedrooms.

Erskine Industrial Estate was sold by Hope Street Properties for an undisclosed sum.

The accommodation at No.01 Erskine will be available for hospital staff, as well as new homes for student nurses and doctors. The scheme will total 142 one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent to key workers, and 1,007 rooms for students.

A planning application has been submitted to Liverpool City Council, and if planning permission is granted work is expected to start on site in summer 2017.

The £100m development is set to include yoga studios, residents’ gym, a bar and study zones and aims to push the boundary of the city’s expanding Knowledge Quarter further north.

The Falconer Chester Hall-designed scheme is 14 storeys at its highest point, and is made up of two buildings which will sit either side of public realm.

Elliot Group said that existing tenants of the estate, who are all on short-term, flexible leases, have been contacted to explain the timescales of the development and have been offered professional support to identify new premises.

Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group said: “The development of the Royal Hospital and the Mayor’s recent announcement of a huge expansion to the city’s Knowledge Quarter have acted as a catalyst for our plans.

“Both will add further demand for nearby high quality homes, notably among workers at the hospital and students from the neighbouring medical and dental schools. The design quality and on-site amenities are a cut above other such schemes as a result and we expect the convenient location to score very highly too.”

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Oh dear, I wish these guys would go away

By Prudence

Excellent! Further consolidates the top end of the city centre as a place to live. All of this will be a boon to London Road and Pembroke Place, bringing the area back into the heart if the city as it always was.

By Alfie

At least they are committed to the City, it’s about time we had a local firm developing sites around the city. It’s not too long ago, we had no or little choice, good luck to them.

By Man on bicycle

You shouldn’t just settle for anything though. That development looks poor, as are most if not all of the Elliot Group’s efforts.


I wouldn’t say they’re all poor, depends whether you think context is important. Their Baltic developments are better than other developments in that area, and the brickwork responds to the WHS, certainly at Norfolk Street. Their Seel Street hotel development is another good attempt to respond to old Georgian architecture and warehouses. This development has little context, and the landmark sites are on Paddington itself. Creates a new groove and the massing is similar to the new Royal Hospital.

By Alfie

Shame it had 5 storeys knocked off it!

By Peter Stoba

Yeah!,Liverpool City Croppers.

By Man on bicycle

Why is there such resistance to development. Nothing would ever get built if it was down to a public vote.

By Europe is Lost

Concur. I take the words ‘high quality’ with a pinch of salt from this ‘group’.

By ---

Its not that bad! At least it has some curves.

By Zebith

Oh it’s bad, and curves look worse when done cheaply, and its elliot who do not have a good record.

By Prudence

Local firm with Chinese backers though. There’s a shocking amount of low quality and quite frankly ugly student accommodation going up. There’s one in the Baltic that’s been running on a diesel generator for 18 months because a certain someone is too tight to put a deposit down for proper leccy! But then it is all about the money on these things, no ones building them to add to the quality of the landscape or concerned about the city scape. Quick money to be made – they are’t daft!

Hopefully it’ll bring the associated benefits with it for the area.

By Liv1

What makes you say they don’t have a good record? They’ve delivered on everything they’ve said so far…

By Peter Stoba

I looks a lot worse than the first taller version doesn’t it? The materials have been significantly cheapened, it’s lost its frame and ‘legs’ and the double story light boxes at the top of the smaller buildings have disappeared. Thought it might be a landmark. Now it’s just ‘meh’.

By Deebee