More student accommodation could be on the way to Liverpool city centre under plans to transform a garage workshop in the Baltic Triangle.
The existing building, fronting Norfolk Street and Watkinson Street, would be demolished to make way for a 10-storey apartment block containing 171 homes if the proposals are approved.
The plans also include space for two commercial units on the ground floor, an on-site gym, social area and concierge service operating front of house.
Earmarked for the bulldozers, the existing building hosts a disused workshop and a substation standing at two storeys tall. The substation would remain while the rest of the structure is raised if the plans are given the go-ahead.
The design of the proposed new building would be “sympathetic” to other structures in the vicinity, with industrial elements incorporated into its facade.
A statement issued to Liverpool City Council reads: “The design of the building is very much in keeping with the character of the area with the facades being predominantly red brick with industrial style anthracite grey windows.
“The facades overlooking Norfolk Street and Watkinson Street are the with almost identical design since most of the apartment units are based in those two ends of the building. The substation on Norfolk Street is to be incorporated into the main elevation.”