• Toxteth

Apartment plan for derelict Toxteth street

Plans to partially demolish a row of Toxteth terraced houses to make way for new apartments have been revealed.

Ducie Street, off Granby Street, could be transformed if proposals from West Tree Estates are given the go ahead.

Part of the Granby Four Streets area alongside Beaconsfield Street, Cairns Street and Jermyn Street, each of Ducie Street’s 12 homes are currently derelict and boarded up.

The new plans submitted to Liverpool City Council include the partial demolish of the existing terrace houses and the construction of a three-storey apartment building containing 41 apartments behind a retained façade.

The proposals also include 58 apartments in a new four-storey development on vacant land opposite.

The 99 new homes would be a mix of studio and two-bedroom flats.

A document included with the planning application prepared by Falconer Chester Hall Architects on behalf of West Tree Estates reads: “The architectural language of the proposed development has been inspired by the Victorian architecture of the Granby area.

“The proposal aims to provide a scale of development appropriate to the local area which will act as a catalyst for further regeneration.

“The appearance of the overall development will be refreshing and modern, designed to be thermally efficient, taking advantage of pioneering techniques to deliver a high quality finished product.”

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

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