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More Student Beds Earmarked for Liverpool

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More student accommodation in Liverpool could be on the way with plans being submitted to transform a garage workshop into a 10-storey student block.

Located in the Baltic Triangle, the existing building fronts Norfolk Street and Watkinson Street and would be demolished to make way for the student accommodation, which would come equipped with 171 beds.

Included in the plans is space for two commercial units on the ground floor, a gym, social spaces and a concierge service operating front of house.

Under the design of the development, the new building would be "sympathetic" to other structures in the area, with industrial elements being incorporated into its facade.

A statement submitted to Liverpool City Council, said: "The design of the building is very much in keeping with the character of the area with the facades being predominantly red brick with industrial style anthracite grey windows.

"The facades overlooking Norfolk Street and Watkinson Street are the almost identical design since most of the apartment units are based in those two ends of the building. The substation on Norfolk Street is to be incorporated into the main elevation."

If given the green light the existing substation would remain while the rest of the structure, including a disused workshop, would be flattened.