Planning permission granted for student accommodation Azure, Rose Place

Planning permission was granted on 26 May 2020 for Azure, Rose Place, Liverpool.

The £25m, 8 storey, building will provide an active frontage to the street with the provision of 14 commercial/retail units at ground floor level across Rose Place and St Annes Street, the scheme has been designed for Legacie Contracts.

“It is fantastic news that we have been granted planning permission on this site” said Stephen Fieldsend, Associate Director

“There was clearly a case for a larger and taller building to reflect the general trend towards increased massing in the area. Rose Place is excellently positioned for the north of the city and close to the convergence of the business and knowledge quarters which are permeating in helping to shape the cultural personality of the area.  The carefully selected material palette provides consistency across the elevations and allows the building to sit well within its context.”

This scheme supersedes planning permission secured last year for a 127 residential apartment scheme, with ground floor commercial units.  The existing industrial building onsite will be demolished.

John Morley of Legacie Contracts commented, “This site provides a great opportunity to bring vibrancy to the area, that is experiencing a period of change and offer excellent student accommodation with great amenity spaces, including a games room, cinema, gym/yoga room, communal lounge and the first floor courtyard will give a sense of community.  The approval of this application will result in job opportunities for local people both during the construction and afterwards.”