Quartet of planning approvals for Liverpool architect

Brunswick Quay

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee has given the go-ahead to four residential projects submitted by architects Falconer Chester Hall.

The practice brought forward schemes totalling 768 new residential units on behalf of separate clients.

At Brunswick Quay on the city’s waterfront, plans for a development up to 12-storeys to include 240 apartments plus 13,500 sq ft of commercial space across five units were approved for North West Industrial Estates.

The H-shaped building would sit on what is currently a surface car park and will house a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments in the upper floors with the commercial units at ground and mezzanine levels.

The development would also include a residents’ gym and lounge, plus substantial landscaping and public realm improvements.

At St Anne’s Street, the committee approved a slight change to an existing consent for the building of three residential blocks which will now house 325 apartments.

The buildings will be between five and eight storeys and had previously received approval for 313 apartments.

Amendments to the internal layout has allowed changes to be made to the mix of apartment types with a greater percentage of two-bedroom units in the new proposals being developed by Citipads.

Some 127 apartments and ground floor commercial units will comprise a scheme at Rose Place for Legacie Developments.

An existing industrial building only partly in use would be demolished under the proposals, with the new building of between six and eight storeys rising in its place.

The development would feature a communal lounge and gym, plus a number of roof terraces.

The three commercial units on the ground floor would total 5,000 q ft of floor space.

The fourth consent was for a development which fronts both Aigburth Road and Alexandra Drive in South Liverpool.

The proposal, for Vinco Developments, is to convert and extend the substantial detached villa at 34 Alexandra Drive into 20 apartments and demolish what was the villa’s coach house and stables and erect a four-five storey building containing 56 residential units.

The units would be for people aged 55 and over rather than open market apartments in a change to the previous consent. The overall number of units has also increased due to the needs of the operator, Places for People.