PLANNING | YPG goes big with Devon Street scheme

YPG’s proposal to enlarge its student accommodation scheme in Devon Street will go before Liverpool’s planning committee on 29 August with a recommendation for approval.

A scheme of 162 student beds was approved in December, but YPG, which won consent in June for a serviced apartments project at the Rapid Hardware site, has gone back to the drawing board, reporting viability issues with the previous iteration.

Alos set to go before the committee are a residential scheme to the south of the city centre, a mental health care facility in Mossley Hill, and facilities to support a water-based inflatable assault course in Duke’s Dock.


Land between Sefton Street and Caryl Street


Developer: Eloquent Global

Architect: Blok Architecture

Storeys: Two buildings of eight and 10 floors each

Apartments: 198

Scheme: Submitted by Roman Summer Associates, the scheme is to have 6,200 sq ft of office space at ground floor and includes 110 car parking spaces. Of the flats, 147 are one-bed and the rest two-bedroom.

Devon House, 33 Devon Street


Developer: YPG Developments

Architect: Smith Young

Storeys: Eight to 10

Apartments: 218 student studios

Scheme: Redevelopment of an L-shaped site around a petrol station on New Islington, the proposal includes demolition of existing buildings to create a student living scheme, with two ground floor commercial units totalling 5,800 sq ft. Knight Frank is the planner.

Mossley Hill Hospital


Developer: Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership

Architect: Gilling Dod

Size: 96,500 sq ft

Patient accommodation: 106 beds

Scheme: Development of a mental health care facility with associated landscaping, access and parking following the demolition of all existing buildings on site. The hospital is to bring together services from three other sites: the Broadoak Unit based at Broadgreen Hospital, Windsor House in Toxteth, and the STAR Unit from Rathbone Hospital.

Aqua Park facilities, Duke’s Dock


Developer: Liverpool Wake Park

Architect: FOB Design UK

Scheme: Placing of temporary units on dockside quay area to provide storage, reception, booking, staff and customer facilities at proposed Liverpool Aqua Park, between Albert Dock and ACC Liverpool.

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