Liverpool City Council has done a great job of keeping developments moving during the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and via the City’s first Virtual Planning Committee on Tuesday, approved our plans for the creation of 420 high-quality student bedrooms along Upper Duke Street.
The scheme sits within Liverpool’s ‘Knowledge Quarter’, home to numerous university campuses, including John Moores University, Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts and The University of Liverpool. Situated half a mile from the city centre, Upper Duke Street also runs adjacent to the Ropewalks Conservation Area and Liverpool Cathedral, both of which are of immense historical and cultural importance to the city.
Currently home to the vacant Hondo Supermarket, the site offers little contribution to the surrounding area and has fallen into disrepair. The proposal will see it transformed into a leading PBSA scheme for Fusion Students, bringing much needed investment to improve the interaction with other developments along Duke Street and Roscoe Street.
Corstorphine + Wright are proud to have been involved in such a key landmark site, which will play an integral part in ‘stitching together’ the existing fragmented streetscapes and providing a welcome addition to the area.