We are pleased to have secured planning permission on behalf of Maghull Developments, to convert the listed Hahnemann Building at 42 Hope Street and 58 Hope Street into student accommodation.
The scheme will comprise 100 student bedrooms arranged in 93 studios. We helped to maximise the available space, such as in the roof space, while working with the existing structure and architectural features which will create highly desirable residences.
The Hahnemann Building was previously a homeopathic hospital, built in 1887, and was occupied for a number of years by Liverpool John Moores University’s art school.
The planning officers highlighted the economic benefits of the scheme prior to the committee meeting and added it will contribute towards a “complementary and sustainable mix of uses, in a highly accessible location”.
Maghull group managing director Sean McGurren said: “We’re pleased to have secured this consent which now gives us the go-ahead to create units of a quality we feel will be unmatched anywhere in the city in terms of the student offer. Once again we are delivering further investment in the city’s fabric and creating much-needed job opportunities for local people.”
Marta Kupidura of FCH adds “This has been a really enjoyable scheme to work on. We are confident that the quality of the existing building, its location on Hope Street close to the universities and our client’s commitment to providing first class student accommodation will result in a fantastic offer, which will be popular for years to come.”