London Road, Five Sites

Client  Westville Developments

Contractor Ocon

Architects Lewis & Hickey

Contract Value £45M

Services Civil & Structural Engineering

This involved the redevelopment of London Road in Liverpool city centre over five individual sites. This included the construction of approximately 1,200 student beds encompassing all facilities including sports and fitness amenities. The model included A3 type use (food and drink) on the ground floor for the majority of the buildings with fast food facilities, bars and restaurants.

London Road is recognised as an area of significant historical heritage by Liverpool City Council. The five development sites are adjacent to numerous historical buildings including the Everyman Theatre, Lime Street Station and The Royal Infirmary.

One site labelled the Windsor Development required the demolition of the Windsor Public House which had been standing in excess of 150 years. This building was not a listed building but had significant heritage. The building had extensive structural defects and explanation of the health and safety risks and level of remediation needed by the Local Conservation Officer resulted in demolition of the building.

As part of the development several existing terraced properties of significant heritage were retained and refurbished. This project was developed as a result of a five year nomination agreement with The School of Tropical Medicine.