Elliot Group has acquired a 1.3-acre site on Crown Street on the edge of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, and is working up designs for the development of 106 key worker homes and 182 student bedrooms.

The plot is currently occupied by a former church and a probation centre, both now closed. It was acquired with vacant possession at auction and sits within the Canning Street Conservation Area.


The proposed scheme, designed by Falconer Chester Hall, is made up of two blocks rising up to six storeys fronting Crown Street and Falkner Street, stepping down to five storeys at Chancellor Court. Pre-application discussions are under way with Liverpool City Council. Zerum is acting as planning consultant.

Elliot Lawless, managing director of Elliot Group, said: “It’s a perfect location, on the edge of the Knowledge Quarter and around the corner from the women’s hospital. It’s a quiet and established residential area but with great amenities nearby. Paddington Village is at the end of Crown Street and we can expect to benefit from that as all the new workspace fills up.”



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