Value: £14 million (Total value £30.5m)
Started: November 2021
Completed: December 2022
Overview: Development of a city centre site in Liverpool into an 11 storey, 404-bed student accommodation property.
MMC Category: 5
The project comprises the construction of an 11 storey, 404 bed luxury student accommodation scheme in the heart of Liverpool city centre on the old Renshaw Hall site. The scheme has extensive high quality communal areas on the ground floor, including a cinema room, gym, and a games lounge offering a high-quality student living experience. It also has a communal sky lounge, private dining and communal study areas on the 11th floor, offering stunning views over Liverpool.
The accommodation provides primarily clusters of seven or eight bedrooms, with shared kitchen facilities, in addition to individual student studios on the top two levels. Claritas took over as Principal Contractor in a Construction Management capacity due to the previous contractor falling into administration. The scheme sits adjacent the Rodney Street conservation area and uses the traditional red brick and standing seam of the local context in a modern fashion. The scheme’s upper two levels are finished in a coloured zinc standing seam with dormers, to help them blend into the traditional roofline.