Falconer Chester Hall has secured planning approval and listed building consent for the conversion of the historic St Mary’s Church in Waterloo to fifteen apartments, 11th October 2021.
Consent was granted by Sefton Council under its delegated powers and will result in the rescue and repair of the derelict Grade II listed building, constructed in 1887.
The scheme, within the Waterloo Park Conservation Area, has been designed for Winter Melia Developments Limited, specialists in the conversion of listed buildings and churches to provide modern living accommodation.
Robert Brym, Associate Director at Falconer Chester Hall commented: “The approval of this planning application allows the sensitive conversion of St Mary’s church into 15 apartments whilst retaining the inherent character and securing the future of the building over the long term.
“The conversion will include a number of duplex apartments, 15 car parking spaces, two of which are for electric vehicles, and 15 cycle spaces. The original features have been sympathetically incorporated into the design and the pulpit and font will be relocated into the residents’ lobby. Externally, there are two tree-lined amenity spaces,” added Rob.
Phil Melia, Director for Winter Melia Developments said: “We could see the potential that St Mary’s church offered and it is great news that planning and listed building consent have been granted today so we can move forward with this project to bring this wonderful heritage building back in to use.”
Other consultants advising on the project include Clancy Consulting (Engineering), AEC Acoustic and Engineering Consultants, Vectors (Transport), Liath Heritage and Design, Lally Tree Management and The Tyrer Partnership (Ecological).