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