PLANNING | First Foundations project set for consent

At Liverpool City Council’s planning committee next week, the first project from the council’s newly-launched housing company, in partnership with Lovell, has been recommended for approval, alongside a boutique hotel conversion, and 115 city centre flats.


Baltic Hotel, 12 Jamaica Street

Baltic Hotel

Project: Hotel conversion with three-storey rooftop extension

Rooms: 36, plus 50-seat restaurant and separate bar

Developer: Living Brick

Architect: KDP

Contractor: Taurus Construction

15 Great Crosshall Street

Crosshall Street

Developer: Bridgewater Services

Architect: DV Architects

Scheme: Conversion of church into nine apartments, and staggered six-to-10 storey building totalling 115 apartments, joined by a glazed link. Also includes 24 basement parking spaces

Background: The application is an overhaul of an earlier student accommodation project, refused in January 2016. The previous development would have totalled 193 student rooms, however councillors rejected the scheme as they felt student occupiers weren’t suitable for the area

Ackers Hall Avenue

Artist Impression Of Ackers Hall Avenue

Developer: Lovell Partnerships, on behalf of Foundations

Homes: 105, with associated infrastructure

Architect: DK Architects

The project on vacant land between Ackers Hall Avenue and Denford Road is the first to come forward under the banner of Foundations, billed as Liverpool’s ethical housing company. Birkenhead-based Lovell was appointed in June to deliver the development. While the scheme is recommended for approval, the council has received 110 objections and a petition totalling more than 100 signatures.

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