Swainbanks flats set for approval

Liverpool City Council is expected to sign-off plans for the development of 506 studio apartments on the site of the Swainbanks warehouse at a meeting this morning.

The proposals from Primesite Developments involve the conversion of the existing building on Fox Street into student accommodation, with the demolition of a three-storey rear extension to make way for the construction of a five- and four-storey block connected to the warehouse by a glass walkway.

There are four commercial units, a communal lounge and gym included in the development, alongside a landscaped courtyard.

The four-storey brick warehouse was built in the late 1800s, and is used to store antiques and furniture for Swainbanks Furniture Shop. Primesite acquired the site at the beginning of 2014.

KDP Architects designed the scheme.

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The image you are showing is not Swainbanks – ie next to the Friary (St Mary of the Angels Church) its the old Rayware site. Swainbanks is further along towards Great Homer Street. Please tell me they are not knocking the Swainbanks builing down!

By Annie Baines

Thanks for flagging Annie. The image has now been changed to show Swainbanks warehouse and the redeveloped extension.

By Ed

Thanks. Ah so they are keeping the old Swainbanks and extending at back? It is a lovely building – whereas the Rayware factory wasnt. So can live with losing that

By Annie Baines