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355-bed Liverpool Scheme given the Go-ahead

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Plans to build a 355-bed student development, as well as a university education building, commercial units and public spaces have been given the green light.

Plans submitted by the applicants Carpenter Investments' call for the demolition of Hardman House and the Haigh Building on Hardman Street, Liverpool.

The development will replace the buildings with a mixed-use scheme, consisting of 51 student clusters containing a total of 355 bed spaces. It will also include a five-storey Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) education block providing 39,407 sq ft of floor space and a new public square.

The student accommodation element will be targeting towards students of both the University of Liverpool and LJMU.

The public space included in the plans will serve as "an exciting place for people to gather with events such as food stalls, book sales, outdoor performance areas, Christmas markets and marquees for student open days and registration at the start of the academic years along with the year-round coffee shops and retail units on the ground floor."