Planning Approval granted Upper Parliament Street Student Accommodation
SNOW architects are involved in numerous student accommodation schemes and at the end of August 2010 successfully won Planning Approval for this New Build block of 59 student rooms situated in Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool 8. The site is situated adjacent to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and in the Conservation Area. Ripe for redevelopment the piece of vacant land has had numerous schemes approved which have never come to fruition.
A building of this scale is in danger of being a monolithic block, and we felt that so much ‘modern and cheap’ accommodation was defined by this. The design solution presented will provide something inviting, interesting, intriguing and attractive which replicated the original street pattern and complement the adjacent Grade II Listed buildings this led to the development of a comprehensive design for the regeneration of the site with the potential to assist in the regeneration of the local area. The result is an apartment block fronting and supporting the urban streetscape to both Upper Parliament Street, creating a new build element to the rear of the property whilst respecting and complementing the Conservation Area with regards to building line, mass, scale and form.
The project will combine our expertise in modern methods of construction and standardisation with sustainable design to achieve cost efficient construction and reduced running costs in use.
SNOW architects worked closely with Student Accommodation experts Accommod8 to ensure that their Client gets the maximum return on their investments and ensuring that the accommodation will be fully let and managed all year round.
Designing suitable accommodation for students requires a specialist understanding of the needs of these end users, whose presence and contributions are a key factor in making towns and cities sustainable and successful.
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SNOW architects is a RIBA Chartered Architectural practice based in Liverpool. SNOW architects are currently providing architectural services on projects with a contract value of up to £15m. Our current live projects range from extensions to client’s homes, restaurants, hotels, industrial units, student accommodation and mixed use schemes.
Whether the projects are large or small, their considered approach to design incorporate the commercial aspects, ease of construction, functionality, cost effectiveness, servicing, engineering and building regulations, important considerations often disregarded by many architects at the early stages.
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