Uni plans in for Greenbank

The University of Liverpool has submitted plans for the 490,000 sq ft redevelopment of Greenbank student village in Mossley Hill.

The application is for a 20-acre site, and involves the 400,000 sq ft rebuild of several blocks currently on the campus, alongside 70,000 sq ft of refurbishment.

In total, 1,300 student bedrooms will be delivered. There are currently 915 rooms provided across two hall: Derby & Rathbone, and Gladstone & Roscoe.

Designed by Sheppard Robson Architects, the scheme will see the demolition of Derby & Rathbone Halls, Rathbone House, Warden's House, Warden's Court, and Roscoe & Gladstone Halls, to be replaced with three new blocks called Derby Hall, Rathbone Hall and Gladstone Hall.

The grade-2 listed Greenbank House would be refurbished to provide support accommodation. The plans include a 15,000 sq ft sports building, sports pitches, and a pavilion.

According to 2014 estimates, the new-build will cost around £50m, refurbishment £4m and sports facility £4m. The works will be phased to allow continuous use of the canteens currently located at the site.

The design team includes Sheppard Robson, quantity surveyor Gleeds, WYG on mechanical and electrical engineering, Sutcliffes for structural engineering and RLF as construction manager. Knight Frank submitted the application.

Sheppard Robson has a strong track record with the university, designing the £19m engineering building on Brownlow Hill, completed in 2009, the £21m Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2007 and Small Animal Teaching Hospital, also completed in 2007.

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