Two applications were submitted to Liverpool City Council’s planning department, including one for 15 homes on Anfield Road, and another to convert a grade two-listed Sunday school on Rodney Street into a medical centre.
The first application was submitted on behalf of developer Stanley Gateway, which proposes to build a 24,700 sq ft block of 15 apartments on a disused site between 19 and 19A on Anfield Road.
The director of Stanley Gateway is named on Companies House as Norwegian national Jostein Ansnes, who owns other property vehicles in the surrounding area, including L4 Holding, Hotel Tia, and Redgoat.
Under the plans, the stepped four-to-five-storey building would be split into four to create 14 two-bedroom and one four-bedroom flat on the site, together with 15 car parking spaces.
Due to the slope of the land, the proposed apartments are designed to look three-storeys high, with the rear of the building being partially buried.
The designs have been drawn up by Joseph Boniface Architects. According to the planning application, the site has “recently been used as a dumping ground. There is a small number of steel containers on site which have contributed to [it] becoming an eyesore within the neighbourhood.”
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The second application, for the conversion of the grade two-listed St Andrews Place Sunday school on Rodney Street into a medical centre, was submitted by developer JSM Company Group for Ghosh Medical Group.
The application for the 10,500 sq ft vacant site was designed by Wroot Design Architects.
The proposal is to convert the building without external changes, apart from installing windows into previous openings that had been blocked up, and adding a wheelchair ramp and stone gate post.
The development falls within the Rodney Street Conservation Area, and within the grounds of the former St Andrews Church, which was converted into student accommodation in 2012 by Wirral-based developer Middle England Developments.
According to the planning statement prepared by WD Architects, the conversion is to be limited to retain the site’s original features.
“At present, the building is disused and empty internally although some external works have been carried out to refurbish the existing stucco façade,” the statement said. “The intention is to continue the existing first floor structure and create a medical clinic facility within the existing building.
“Any works to the exterior of the building will be carried out as renovation only, to restore any areas of stucco that are damaged.”