Birch scraps plans for Liverpool aparthotel

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UK: Developer Duncan Birch, who had secured planning consent for an aparthotel project in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle, is scrapping the proposals in favour of an office building with rooftop bar.

The original application, which had been approved by Liverpool City Council, proposed around 50 aparthotel units on the warehouse site, which is bounded by Jamaica Street and Watkinson Street.

Birch's new application – which proposes a three-storey extension to increase the height of the building – "honours the key decisions made" during the original consultations in order to obtain approval by retaining the same external envelope, according to a supporting statement.

"As referred to in the previous application, the client has only put the very best materials into the conversion of their warehouses and has every intent to continue this approach through the restoration of the existing brickwork facades, architectural detailing and use of complimentary features such as slim, galvanised steel window frames to match original as much as possible," said a design and access statement submitted to the council. "Where other warehouses within the Baltic haven't been refurbished to such a high standard, Duncan intends to repeat his sensitive approach to the conservation of some of Liverpool's most important historic dock land buildings."

 

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