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Student Accommodation Planned for Liverpool's Ropewalks

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Student accommodation could be built on a vacant site in the centre of Liverpool's Ropewalks district if recently submitted plans are approved.

The Slater Street plot was previously home to a four-storey building, which was demolished way back in the 1980s. Now plans submitted to the council have earmarked the site for student accommodation.

The application submitted to Liverpool City Council said Seel Street Properties Ltd aspires to create good quality student accommodation located in the city centre.

Under the proposed plans, the developers are looking to create a four-storey building, consisting of two five-bedroom cluster flats and three studio rooms. Along with the student accommodation there will also be space for an office.

Smith Young Architecture has been working on the plans and documents provided to the council said of the scheme: "The new building has been designed to respect and reflect the character of the individuality of the existing focal buildings, and following the tradition of these early/late Victorian buildings in their innovative use of traditional materials, but in a more modern contemporary manner."