Signature completes West Derby residential scheme

Developer Signature Living acquired the Bankfield Centre in West Derby village from the City of Liverpool College in 2016 and has now transformed into a residential development

Signature has converted the former Bankfield College into a residential development


Liverpool developer Signature Living has completed the transformation of a former college campus in into an apartment block.

Signature acquired the Bankfield Centre in West Derby village from the City of Liverpool College in 2016. It has now converted the former further education centre into a residential complex comprising one and two-bedroom apartments.

Apartments are available for sale or rent and are being let by independent rental agents Simply Residential. Alongside the residential scheme Signature Living has secured planning for a new build 32-bed specialist care facility on part of the former car park to the site which will be completed in 2021.

Bankfield’s principal frontage looks over Newsham Park with the upper floors offering views of Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium and the surrounding area. It is the third residential scheme Signature Living has completed in the city region. 

Signature founder Lawrence Kenwright said: “While hotel development and events remain very much at the heart of the business, over the last five years we have been working to create that ‘hotel at home’ appeal by repurposing this building from its original use into a modern luxurious living accommodation.

“We believe that these spacious apartments at Bankfield will be perfect for the first-time buyer, couples and young professionals in a lovely leafy part of the city, close to all amenities.”

Other recent schemes completed by Signature include Rainhill Hall Hotel near St Helens and the Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool city centre, opposite the group’s flagship Shankly Hotel. Both of these developments opened at the end of 2020.

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