• Islington Student Village Slide
  • Islington Student Village Slide
  • Islington Student Village Slide

Islington Student Village, Liverpool

  • Client
    Downing Developments

These schemes, by the Downing Developments-led Islington Regeneration Company (IRC), will provide a further 800 student beds on sites within the Knowledge Quarter and close to several of Liverpool’s leading educational institutions.

The buildings are the first part of a masterplan, including leisure, retail, residential and office uses, which will transform the 20-acre site and contribute to the expansion of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.

The larger of the student living schemes will house a ground floor communal areas and restaurant space, plus 544 beds within three buildings between six and nine storeys high on land currently occupied by light industrial units. The second scheme at 10 storeys in height is for 317 beds and a retail unit and coffee shop/cafe.

Both buildings take inspiration from the area’s historic links with the textile trade with thread motifs used across the façades and bold colours marking a new start for the area.

Islington Falconer Chester Hall

“These developments will hugely enhance Islington’s built fabric and help provide greater animation and vibrancy locally. The proposals sit comfortably alongside the Council’s own vision for the area contained within its Strategic Investment Framework and we’re confident the scale of development will bring real change.”

Alastair Shepherd, Director, Falconer Chester Hall