Worthington Properties to build £25m student housing complex

Plans for a new development in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter are set to significantly increase the number of rooms available for Liverpool’s growing student community.

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Philharmonic Court off Catharine Street, will deliver 354 student rooms for the University of Liverpool in clusters of four to six bedrooms over four to five floors, with a private courtyard for students.

Developer, Worthington Properties has already begun work on the £25m scheme, demolishing five older student blocks at the site and laying the foundations for the new build, with the steelwork due to commence before the end of September.

Additionally, a new pedestrian route linking Caledonia Street to Falkner Street will be created, reinstating the historic pattern of the area and creating a green edge around the buildings.

The courtyard, enclosed by the student building, is a key feature of the development, and a new public realm surrounding the site will include new and wider footpaths and greening of the streets.

The development is being funded by Santander and is the second scheme Worthington Properties has brought forward in partnership with The University of Liverpool.

The first, Dover Court which is located in Great Newton Street, will deliver a further 267 student rooms and will be completed in September.

Russell Worthington, development director of Worthington, said:

“The scheme has been developed with the preferences of the modern student in mind and will improve the urban environment.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the development take shape and are proud to be working in partner-ship with the university once again.”

The Philharmonic Court development is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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