• Copperas Hill, Copperas Hill Police Station

Student homes could transform Copperas Hill Police Station site

Liverpool’s Copperas Hill Police Station could be demolished to make way for accommodation for 206 students.

Plans to develop a new six or seven-storey complex on the site will be considered by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee next Tuesday (8 August).

Study Inn Limited is the applicant behind the proposals, which would incorporate 111 self-contained studios and 16 cluster apartments each including a communal lounge and kitchen with six bedrooms.

A lower ground floor would also feature communal facilities for residents including a common room, gym, cinema room, meeting rooms and a plant room.

The site, bounded by Copperas Hill, Moor Place, Greek Street and Marquis Street, is already close to a number of other student accommodation buildings in the area.

Apollo Court and Plato House have previously been completed on Greek Street and the Grade II-listed circular St. Andrew’s Gardens is also occupied by student residents.

According to a report to be considered by the planning committee: “The head of planning is satisfied that the proposed student residential use of the site is acceptable in this location and will not result in an undue loss of amenity for neighbouring occupiers.

“Furthermore, he considers that the development represents an appropriate response to the site in terms of its height, scale and massing.

“The proposed building will bring a vacant site back into beneficial use ensuring it contributes positively to the area.

“In addition, it is considered that the proposals are satisfactory from a traffic and highway safety viewpoint.”

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