Plans in for Parr Street mixed-use scheme

An application to build a six to eight-storey development across four blocks incorporating a hotel and 114 apartments has been submitted to Liverpool City Council. 

The site spans 33-55 Parr Street in the Ropewalks area of the city centre, and includes the Parr Street Studios building which will be refurbished.

Chris Taylor and Rich Turvey who run the recording studio are “exploring some alternative options” in terms of finding a new premises, according to a statement.

News of the development has sparked anger on social media among members of the public who oppose the scheme.

Parr Street Studios has played host to a number of high-profile artists including Black Sabbath, Bjork and Justin Bieber.

Some of the existing buildings on the plot would be demolished under the plans submitted by applicant PJ Percival Construction.

The roof terrace on the Parr Street Studios building would also be removed and replaced with a two-storey extension taking the building to seven storeys. 

The ground floors would contain 12,000 sq ft of retail space with the residential and hotel elements above. 

The project would be delivered across two phases with the extension and refurbishment of the Parr Street Studios building planned first. This would contain 28 hotel rooms and 56 apartments, according to the application. 

This would be followed by the construction of a new six-storey structure containing 12 apartments and eight hotel rooms at the adjacent number 33. 

Parr Street Apartments 2

The final part of phase one would see the existing buildings at 43 to 45 demolished with the construction of an eight-storey building containing a further 24 apartments in its place. 

The second phase would see the construction of the final eight-storey block built on the site of demolished warehouse buildings spanning numbers 47 to 55. This block would contain the remaining 22 apartments. 

The planner for the project is Mosaic Town Planning, and Architecture JD has drawn up the proposals. 

PJ Percival Construction is a Liverpool-based construction firm headed up by Peter Percival. 

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