February 29, 2024

McLaren Property secures planning for 242-bed Liverpool student accommodation scheme

Liverpool City Council has granted a resolution to approve planning permission to McLaren Property for a purpose-built, 242-bed student accommodation scheme on Myrtle Street, neighbouring the University of Liverpool campus.

The design by Cartwright Pickard Architects includes Art Deco references and was 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.

Almost a third of the purpose-built student accommodation scheme will be studios and the rest are arranged in four, five and six-bedroom clusters around common rooms. Alongside essential shared facilities like a laundry, residents may also have access to bookable guest rooms and a variety of inviting amenity spaces, such as a social lounge, study hub and cinema room.

The Myrtle Street scheme is designed to support the health and wellbeing of residents and to target BREEAM Excellent through a highly efficient building envelope and services. Its central site has good transport links and residents will also have the use of storage space for 81 bicycles.

McLaren Property’s regional managing director, Tom Gilman, comments: “We’ve worked closely with Liverpool City Council to deliver a scheme that is sensitively designed and one which respects neighbouring heritage. We are excited to get started and regenerate this site and bring forward a vibrant student hub on the edge of Liverpool’s knowledge district.”