PLANNING | Liverpool approves Pumpfields apartments

Apartments in Pumpfields, student accommodation at Copperas Hill, and homes on Aigburth Road have been granted consent at Liverpool City Council’s latest planning committee.

All were granted consent subject to legal agreements.


Naylor Street (pictured above)

Apartments: 240

Storeys: 6-11

Commercial space: 7,000 sq ft

Planner: Roman Summer

Architect: Smith Young

The proposals by the site’s landowner are for a mix of blocks reaching 11 storeys at their highest point, featuring a mix of 82 studios, 75 one-bed, and 83 two-bedroom apartments, along with 13 commercial ground floor units totalling nearly 7,000 sq ft.

The plot within the Pumpfields Regeneration Zone, used as a surface car park, is bounded by Paul Street, Naylor Street, Oriel Street, and St Bartholomew Road.

Further phases of regeneration around the plot are planned, and these will bring forward a further of 219 units. This outline application is yet to be determined.

Copperas Hill Police Station

Copperas Hill Police Station Feb19 Plan

Apartments: 280

Storeys: 8/9

Applicant: Liverpool Edge (Copperas Hill)

Architect: L7

Planner: The Planning Studio

The project by Liverpool Edge is set to include 35 clusters of apartments over blocks reaching nine storeys at their highest point. The site is the former police station at Copperas Hill.

The application is an update of a previous project on the site, which was by Study Inn for 220 apartments over blocks of six and seven storeys. This was an update from a scheme for 206 flats approved in August 2017.

Liverpool Edge’s directors are listed as Alan Beer and David Brewitt, experienced developers in the city with much of their work done under the Carpenter Investments banner. Brewitt also runs the Hope Street Hotel business. The group also includes Carpenter Build and managing agent Urban Sleep, which is in line to manage Copperas Hill pending approval.

Alexandra Drive

Alexandra Drive Liverpool

Developer: Crossfield Group

Architect: Paddock Johnson Partnership

Apartments: 73

The committee deferred a decision on the scheme from last month in order to attend a site visit.

Crossfield’s plans for the site off Aigburth Road include a mix of demolition, new-build, and refurbishment across three parcels of land.

At 28 Alexandra Drive, the developer is looking to convert the existing Victorian villa into 14 homes. The building was formerly used as offices by the North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association.

A new-build block of part-three and part-four storeys is proposed for the building’s car park; this will include 20 apartments.

At Aigburth Road, numbers 17 and 19 are both due to be demolished to make way for a five-storey block of 39 apartments over five storeys. One of the buildings is vacant, while the other is used by Liverpool Theatre School.

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Where will the 400 parking spaces be accomodated now that the two Naylor Street car parks are going to be built over? It remains the most affordable parking for workers and students in City Centre Liverpool.

Did the planners take that into consideration?

By Kevin

Kevin – they can get the bus. Of course planners take into consideration the loss of parking, but as we move to achieve sustainable development other considerations may outweigh the use of prime development land for car parking. Reducing the dependency on private transport modes has been a key focus of planning for decades.

By NWPlanner

Yes Kevin, let’s forget building anything and keep the surface car parks. Sounds like progress.

By Abots

@kevin in 2019 we should be planning our cities around people not cars. We’ve been doing that for the past 60 years. Time for a change …. pedestrian power

By Pumppy

How many more student accommodation do we need in Liverpool it’s disgusting

By Irene

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