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Client Unite Students
Turley office Manchester
Status Complete
LPA Liverpool City Council

A new 20 storey building in Liverpool City Centre

Our role 

  • We secured detailed planning permission for the development of a landmark student accommodation scheme adjacent to Lime Street Station, in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, providing over 1,000 high quality student bedrooms.
  • The site had been vacant for a significant number of years and was identified as a key part the Lime Street regeneration Area. The site was in close proximity to a number of listed buildings and a World Heritage Site.
  • We provided full Planning and Heritage & Townscape consultancy services, including a full supporting heritage appraisal of the scheme to assess impact on a number of listed buildings in the locality. This included the grade I listed St George's Hall, grade II* listed Vines public House and the grade II listed Lime Street Station. Detailed archival research and historic map regression was undertaken to fully understand their significance, together with the Outstanding Universal Value of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site.


  • We managed the full planning application process including negotiation of critical aspects of the scheme with Liverpool City Council, including the Section 106 Agreement.
  • Planning permission was achieved inside 13 weeks. The development opened in September 2019.


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