PLANNING | Pumpfields apartments top Liverpool agenda

Apartments in Pumpfields, student accommodation at Copperas Hill, and a mixed refurbishment and new-build project off Aigburth Road are all to be discussed by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee next week.

All three schemes have been recommended for approval, subject to a legal agreement.

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 a high of 11 storeys, 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, currently 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 (Copperas Hill) is set to include 35 clusters of apartments over blocks reaching nine storeys at their highest point. The site is the former police station Copperas Hill.

The application is an update of a previous project on the site, which was by Study Inn for 220 apartments over mixed blocks of six and seven storeys. This was an update from a project 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

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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Interesting artist’s impression of the Naylor Street scheme, with a randomly parked jeep in the pedestrianised area and seemingly an acknowledgement that the paving finish will be bobbins with inclusion of a puddle (perhaps not surprising if they’re going to have 4x4s parked on it?)

By the by

This will ruin this part of Aigburth Rd. They demolished an old white stables/ cottage building over 12 months ago as quick as they could to get this through. I understood that originally this was going to a development of retirement flats? .Absolute joke.

By Craig

I agree with the other comments (Craig) this will not fit in with the HISTORIC NATURE surrounding this part of Aigburth. Don’t ruin this area as other places have been ruined. If you must build there at least keep it in style.


Alexandra Drive – sounds like mega over development!

By Mark

I agree that 5 storeys on Aigburth Road may look a little over-developed compared to the surrounding properties which are predominantly 3-storeys but it’s not as if the buildings to be demolished hold any sort of heritage value. I don’t see how demolishing some 1960s/70s buildings which have reached the end of their lifespan will “ruin this area”.

By NWPlanner

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