Greek Street, Liverpool

DAY Architectural have maintained their 100% planning success rate with the redevelopment of the brown field site on Greek Street. The site had previously been remediated with basement and ground slab works completed before unfortunately works ceased several years ago. The challenge on the narrow linear plot was to contain the proposed accommodation within the existing slab footprint.

 

Commercial, viability and deliverable were all key factors when DAY were first engaged to develop initial feasibility schemes for the Greek Street site. Taking these key factors into consideration DAY Architectural set about understanding the site history and context of the site in order to inform and influence the early conceptual ideas striving to deliver a high quality piece of architecture whilst ensuring the client achieved their key brief factors.

 

The site extends to approx. 575 m2 and is in essence an island site fronted by Greek Street which vehicular and pedestrian routes into the site. The area has developed over a number of years from what was a once light industrial area into a mixture of private residential and student accommodation. The redevelopment of the Greek Street plot into student accommodation completes the urban block in unifying the residential usage of the area and helps to re-establish the street's frontage.

 

The building facades take precedence from the surrounding accommodation paying homage to the 1930's tenement block with its horizontal banding and ribbon windows through to the varying colour palette blending the buff and terracotta brickwork represented in the high pressure laminate cladding which envelopes the facades. In total the scheme provides 86 studio apartments with social hub and study space.