McLaren Property to revamp Liverpool roller skating site

Grant Prior 12 months ago
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McLaren Property has submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council for a 242-bed student accommodation scheme on a site formerly occupied by the Ritz Roller Rink.

The site on Myrtle Street neighbouring the University of Liverpool campus has seen two previous unsuccessful attempts at redevelopment.

The McLaren scheme has been designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects and has been refined through lengthy discussions with the city council’s planning, urban design and conservation officers.

The result is a “high-quality building sympathetic to a prominent location marking the gateway between the city centre, the university and the Canning Street Conservation Area.

McLaren Property’s regional managing director Tom Gilman said: “This is going to be a really inviting and vibrant student hub on the edge of Liverpool’s knowledge district.

“It doesn’t just offer proximity to the university campus, but is set alongside the Georgian and Greek revival architecture of the conservation area.

“The previous building had long since fallen into disrepair and ceased to do justice to the location. Our sensitive design regenerates the site, respects neighbouring heritage and provides an ideal base for students.”

 

Project team for the Myrtle Street scheme

Cartwright Pickard – architect

CBRE – planning consultant

Atelier Ten – MEP

Hydrock – civils, structures, acoustics, air quality, fire, BREEAM

Pulse Consult – cost consultant/EA

Fore – highways

Ares – landscape

Project Four Safety – principal designer

Ball and Berry – building control

MB Heritage – heritage

Bowland Consultancy – trees

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