Approval for £20m residential scheme on former Kensington Market site
Liverpool City Council planning committee on Tuesday 1st December unanimously supported BLOKs redevelopment proposals for the former Kensington Market Site on Prescot Road. The scheme, on behalf of North Point Global and Ascot Property Group, seeks to regenerate a local eye-sore with a £20m residential and retail development.
The approved design responds to the existing building heights on the site and the surrounding area and consists of three student blocks, providing 255 beds and 27 family homes. The main student block faces onto Prescot Road and varies in height from three to six storeys along its elevation. The houses are a modern interpretation of the traditional terraced street, and vary in height depending on the number of bedrooms. The proposed main building material throughout the development is facing brickwork which is in keeping with the surrounding area.
The proposal was praised for the quality of the design which was felt to be a positive contribution to the local area.
In an article in the Liverpool Echo, planning committee member Eryl Owen is quoted in saying: “I think this is an excellent project, a really good scheme.”