Liverpool apartments, Ascot Luxury Living, P, planning docs

Ascot Luxury Living wants to create a 194 apartment mixed-use development in Liverpool. Credit: via planning docs

Plans in for 194 Liverpool apartments

Ascot Luxury Living wants to develop a nine to 10 storey block with ground-floor commercial units and coworking space on New Bird Street in the city centre.

If approved by Liverpool City Council, the development would take up a half-acre site, formerly home to the old Bogans Carpets unit where a warehouse would be demolished to make way for the scheme.

Once built it would offer a mixed-use development predominantly for residential and commercial uses, including co-working space for residents and a resident’s lobby.

The ground floor plans also include waste refuse storage areas, staff facilities, and plant units to facilitate residential and commercial uses.

On the first floor, there will be a roof terrace.

The residential element proposes a mix of 94 one-bed, one-person apartments, 78 two-bed, three-person apartments, two two-bed, four-person apartments, a single one-bed, one-person apartment, and 19 two-bed, three-person apartments.

Half a dozen commercial units would offer 12,000 sq ft of space on the ground level.

The first to the eighth floor would house the majority of the apartments extending upwards in a concave form around the first-floor terrace, according to the plans.

Further outdoor spaces would offer views of the Liverpool waterfront on the Newhall Street elevation above the sixth floor.

Roof design features include slated pitched roofs and vertical strips of windows to echo the warehouse character and roofscape in the Baltic Triangle area.

The Baltic Triangle has also inspired the colour palette as it is proposed the building will be constructed with a mixture of light, dark brown and grey brick, with glass and anodised bronze aluminium.

No car parking is being proposed so no access would be created except for the commercial units via level thresholds at St James Street and New Bird Street.

A viability report produced by TCP Property indicates that the development economics of the proposed scheme mean the policy requirement for affordable housing cannot be met in full.

The project team includes Broadgate Property Developments, Falconer Chester Hall Architecture and Design, Wardell Armstrong, GIA Surveyors, PG Consulting, SEED Arboriculture, and Orion Fire Engineering.

Also on the team are Place & Context, Acoustic & Engineering Consultants, and SK Transport Planning.

To view the plans, search for application reference number 16F/2922 on Liverpool City Council’s planning portal.

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Far, far too tall. I simply can’t understand why they have done this. They must know the council will demand bungalows for elderly former merchant seamen, so why are they wasting their time?

By Anonymous

Hard to enthuse about this project. It also falls foul of the new 20% quota of affordable housing plus the councillors may insist on parking. All in all not a good prospect and you’d wonder what the motive is, if you ain’t got planning permission you get less of a sell-on price for the site.
Who knows, could be another long drawn out one.

By Anonymous

Looks like decent development, its got floor to ceiling windows and balconies with ground floor commercial and its the right massing and creates more city centre homes. Give it the green light and get it built!

By GetItBuilt!

This is far too big for our village, come on LCC planning department we want Bungalows!

By Tom

Have these developers ever built anything or just land sitters?

By Empty promises

Awful looking building

By Anonymous

Looks great

By Anonymous

Isn’t ascot holding the failed china town land still?

By Anonymous

It’s ascot – the council is going head to head for the new china town scheme

By Anonymous

Same ol.brutalist mundane yawn

By Anonymous

Shouldn’t be allowed to build more luxury accommodation! 1.5k a month rental prices or 250k£ purchase prices is horrendous for a one or two bed property. Stop trying to make Liverpool like Manchester! We need more affordable accommodation for regular people who don’t want/can’t afford luxury apartments to live in!

By Unknown

Looks good! Sits well with the new Legacy developments next door and the roof and gables echo the historic warehouses, including some nearby that were lost. The scale is perfect for this area and I’m encouraged to hear there’ll be co-working space.

By Paul Blackburn

@Place – couldn’t you screen out the the incessant comments about height and bungalows that clearly don’t come from anyone interested in anything but an anti-Liverpool spin: I know you do this when it suits you … (you’d gain a lot more credibility in Liverpool)

By Paul Blackburn

Would love this to happen but can the developer deliver , or does the developer even want to deliver. Baltic Triangle still has lots of gaps to fill in and it seems people are owning land but doing nothing with it, including investors who own the former Elliot hotel/apartment development.

By Anonymous

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