Grove Street Regenda
ShedKM and Metropolitan Workshops are the architect for the project

Regenda to overhaul Grove Street Estate

Dan Whelan

The developer is requesting consent to demolish 144 properties and build 305 homes across three plots close to Liverpool Women’s Hospital. 

Bound to the north by Myrtle Street and the south by Back Falkner Street, the development site amounts to 4.2 acres. The existing properties to be demolished are three-storey apartment blocks that Regenda Group manages. 

Of the apartments Regenda Group plans to build on the Grove Street Estate, 150 would be available for social rent and 82 would be earmarked for Rent to Buy. 

In addition, 28 would be marketed for private sale and 50 are to be privately rented out. 

Subject to planning approval, the apartments would be delivered across six blocks ranging in height from three to eight storeys. 

The scheme would deliver 231,000 sq ft of accommodation in total.  

Metropolitan Workshop is the masterplanner and lead architect for the project and ShedKM is also attached as an architect. BCA Landscape is the landscape architect. 

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Looks good, high density housing in the city centre where it is most needed, let’s hope the usual suspect councillors don’t start objecting, they moan about not enough social housing, but when it is proposed they object to gain favour with the local residents who want their cake and eat it!

By Just saying!

Excellent news. Drove past the estate yesterday and remarked on how tired it looked and how it dragged down the wider Canning area.

By Sceptical

Wow. I’m not a fan of this image. Those house designs looking depressing…

By David

This is the natural expansion area for Paddington village. How about some commercial/business too, linked to KQ.

By Liverpolitan

A missed opportunity to reinstate the Georgian architecture that has been lost.

It would look amazing if they did Georgian style properties along the frontages with modern, high density housing/apartments in the middle.

It looks really dull as drawn.

By Observer

Exactly the kind of development needed to increase the vibe and vitality of the area , the residents will use local shops, bars and cafes, and also will be a short distance from the downtown retail and leisure resources.

By Anonymous

Fantastic scheme from MetWorks architects. This should be the model for the Women’s Hospital site in the future and the 80’s estate off Crown St

By LEighteen

I like the density. I think the materials and landscaping can make a big difference to the feel of these things. I would have prefer some mock Georgian but it looks ok. As @liverpolitan mentioned, some commercial units will also helps give a little animation to the streets and be in-keeping with recent developments within the KQ.

By Chris

A welcome and much needed redevelopment of the area, especially the newly proposed terrace along Falkner St that looks to reflect the rhythm and scale of the earlier Gerogian properties.

By Rory

Observer, if you look at the planning documents they are doing just that with the new townhouses element planned along Falkner St a brilliant contemporary re-take on the Georgian scale, design and massing typical of Canning.

By LEighteen

It looks very dystopian…a 1960s communist nightmare. Dreadful.

By NW2

High density living was tried and has failed

By Floyd

Regenda should build a few bungalows for their disabled and elderly tenants. Students have enough accommodation already.

By Susan Grant

How disappointed all the naysayers and bungalow fanatics will be when this eye-catching development is completed and full of enthusiastic residents , there will be queues round the block to get into this scheme, well done the architects and locals involved in it`s planning.

By Anonymous

Looks great .

By Anonymous

Living here would not be good for the health. Should be family housing.

By Rich