Iliad’s student project approved

Iliad's proposals for a 262-bedroom student accommodation scheme in East Village, central Liverpool have been granted planning consent.

The designs by Manchester-based Formroom Architects for the new building on Kent Street include 36 individual studios which include their own kitchen. There will be onsite management facilities, 28 under-croft parking spaces and communal student facilities such as a common room and launderette.

"This project sets a new standard in student accommodation," said Formroom's managing director, Tim Groom. "The creative design of the scheme, along with the incorporation of quality construction materials, offers a new type of better-quality accommodation for students."

The street facing elevations will use black brick with traditional Georgian proportioned windows that contain elements of contemporary detailing. Each block will also feature a coloured light around the parapet which allows the building to take on a different persona at night time.

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