- Client: Henry Space Development Limited
- Location: Ropewalks, Liverpool
- Sector: Residential
Zerum were instructed as planning consultants for a 4-8 storey building containing 151 residential units with exclusive gym and cinema within the heart of the exciting Ropewalks District. The site comprises a row of derelict, Grade II listed terrace townhouses that front the Duke Street Conservation Area. The townhouses are some of the earliest merchants’ residences in the City, which originally doubled as warehouses. In order to preserve the buildings, partial demolition was required to truncate the dilapidated rear outriggers.
The application proposed a contemporary design solution to the rear and side of the terrace row, in order to secure the future of the heritage asset without creating a pastiche facsimile.
In order to maintain financially viability of the scheme whilst at the same time balancing the conservation interests of the area, Zerum advised on the scale and mass of the scheme. Planning permission was sought to not only build the new-build aspect of the scheme, but to also convert the vacant terrace back to residential use and restore them to their previous splendour, all within the tights remits of the Conservation Area and World Heritage Site.
Planning consent was secured by Zerum.