Liverpool Lap-dancing Club May Make Way for Student Accommodation

Posted by Ross Jones-Morris in

This year Liverpool has had a massive influx of new proposals for student accommodation blocks, but one recent set of plans stands out somewhat more than the rest.

Developer Lady Mia has submitted plans to the council detailing an eight-storey block to be built at 65 Dean Street, currently the home of Rude Liverpool, a lap-dancing club apparently popular with Premier League fooballers and celebs.

The block if built would be able to house 111 students in studio accommodation, although the facade of the current building (dating back to 1878) will remain intact.

Earlier this year the developer already got permission for a four-storey block on the site, but the extended plans increase both the number and floors and rooms. Something which Knight Frank has supported saying:

"The proposed scheme retains the historic element of importance, the façade, which is considered to make a positive contribution to the character and appearance of the conservation area"¦Overall the scheme reinvigorates the site, replacing the majority of the existing structure of modest or no heritage or architectural value with an excellently designed, high-quality building and provides up-to-date residential accommodation within the city, which would be to the benefit of the public."

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