A brand new student accommodation block clad in limestone is a worthy addition to the architecturally significant World Heritage site that surrounds Liverpool’s docks...
Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall were commissioned to design a 390-bed student accommodation and retail development on Byrom Street in Liverpool. The design was for two blocks at 12 and 14 storeys, joined by a bridge at the top level of the lower tower.
The site includes famous Victorian buildings such as the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum just across the road. The World Heritage status of the area reinforces its historical value.
The building is a new landmark for the northern approach to the city centre as FCH architect Mike Gore reported:
“The building occupies a prominent position to the North of the City centre, and acts as a high-quality ‘gateway’ landmark into Liverpool. Given the prominence of the site, it was key for us that we used a really good product that would make a positive impact and tie in with the other buildings in close proximity”.