Sheppard Robson gets go ahead for Greenbank Campus
21st April 2015
Sheppard Robson has received planning permission from Liverpool City Council for a £90m new build and refurbished student residential scheme for the University of Liverpool at Greenbank halls of residence.
The complex package of redevelopment will see six buildings (Derby House, Rathbone Hall, Rathbone House, Warden’s House, Warden’s Court and Roscoe and Gladstone Halls) replaced by three new student accommodation blocks. These will be Derby Hall, Rathbone Hall and Gladstone Hall, which all take advantage of their unique setting and open up key sight lines and accessibility across the site.
The new build student accommodation will create 1,370 ensuite bedrooms in total, increasing the number of rooms by 40%. The redevelopment is part of a £250m masterplan by the University to build and upgrade accommodation at its city and Mossley Hill base.
The materials, scale and massing of the design have been developed to reflect the character of the conservation area and respect the distinctive mature landscape of the Greenbank site.
The site contains a rich mix of buildings of architectural merit including Greenbank House, the Grade II* listed former home of the Rathbones, founding members of the University of Liverpool, Derby Old Court, the first hall of residence on the site opened in 1939, and the Annex. It also contains a pond dating back to the late 18th Century.
The project team also includes quantity surveyor Gleeds, WYG on mechanical and Electrical engineering, Sutcliffes for structural engineering and RLF as construction manager.
The planning approval has been approved subject to a section 106 agreement.