Urban Develop, a developer based in the Old Swan area of Liverpool, hopes to convert a three-storey office building in the city’s Fabric District into 12 studio apartments.
Designed by Davenport Architecture, the project would feature four apartments per floor, ranging from 287 sq ft to 570 sq ft.
The scheme is located on Kempston Street in the emerging Knowledge Quarter, a new science and enterprise hub for the city centre being developed under a £1bn masterplan.
The apartments scheme will “revitalise a long-standing vacant building, while invigorating and incentivising further investment elsewhere within the Fabric Quarter,” the project’s planner, Planning Conditions, said in the application.
The Tapestry, a 25,000 sq ft creative hub comprising studios and workshops plus a bar and events space, sits opposite the vacant building.
The Fabric District takes its name from the area’s historic associations with the fashion and textile industries and is located between Islington and London Road at the top end of the Knowledge Quarter.
In 2018, Liverpool City Council backed plans to designate the Fabric District as a standalone regeneration zone.