Hope Street, Liverpool stretches from the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral, past the Anglican cathedral to Upper Parliament Street. It is one of Liverpool’s official ‘Great Streets’ and it was also awarded ‘The Great Street Award’ in the 2012 Urbanism Awards. To the North of the street lies The University of Liverpool campus. Our client Nordic Homes purchased this former car park site with planning permission for 347 student units in 2012 and Hester Architects Ltd prepared all of the working drawings to allow the scheme to commence on site in 2014.
Each student unit is a pre-fabricated timber module that is factory finished in Latvia and transported by cargo ship to the Port of Liverpool where it is unloaded, delivered to site and installed the same day. Hester Architects Ltd worked closely with the Latvian factory to ensure the modules met the required quality and local building regulations.
The scheme was originally designed by Falconer Chester Hall Architects. It is due to complete in August 2015.