The six storey mixed-use development of sixty one apartments, ground floor commercial space, underground car parking and an landscaped courtyard provide contemporary secure luxury living. The project has been developed as a response to the confined site restraints and the Conservation Area status in order to deliver a development that is sympathetic to the existing historical architecture, whilst providing the client, the Iliad Group, with a landmark building in its own right.
It was also through these constraints that the development of the elevated private courtyard allowed the proposals to take on a unique character and provide the urban security that is often missing within city centre residential developments. The choice of materials such as limestone, aluminium and render together with a design decision to include large picture windows to all the apartment living areas, has allowed for the creation of a contemporary façade to be developed, that compliments the proportions of the surrounding Georgian and Victorian architecture.
"A Liverpool Cathedral should be readily seen from many parts of the city and, above all, by the life of the city, the river, with its ships and docks".
John Masefield, 1931
The large picture windows allow views of Liverpool’s Cathedrals and skyline with good floor to ceiling heights with fenestration to match, making the rooms seem generous and light, a feature embellished with a balcony per apartment. Penthouses have views across Liverpool and beyond and the set-back creates large terraces enveloping their perimeter.