BLOK’s £35m city centre project features in the Liverpool Echo
The Liverpool Echo has revealed our plans for a major £35m project to build 500 student homes on the site of the former Odeon cinema in London Road, Liverpool.
The article featured comment from BLOK director Antonia Garcia and our partners after city councillors approved our revamped designs.
The Echo reports how councillors praised the project, which includes a £377,000 ‘Section 106’ community funding contribution for an off-site, open space, street trees and public art, for its “superb design”.
The Paramount development, named after the original Paramount Theatre cinema, will include a new swimming pool and gym and two landscaped courtyards, accessed from Hotham Street.
The mixed use scheme also includes a retail unit and a basement public car park, accessed from Lord Nelson Street.
Our aim is to raise the bar for student accommodation with the striking design of the building referencing the extruding sedimentary sandstone bedrock around Lime Street railway station.
The property will be managed by Urban Student Life.
Richard Gee, a director at town planning consultants Roman Summer Associates, said: “We have won design for excellence awards before, but this scheme is special to us, and we wanted to deliver the best we could for this site.”
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