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This thread is for the development of a site on Livingston Drive near Sefton Park. The site currently houses the former Moredale residential children's care home, which was built in the 1970s. The current buildings, although all of a similar style, are a mish-mash of different heights and orientations, with no respect to the setting they are in. Indeed the site currently presents a garage and a substation towards the street. The immediate area is predominantly composed of Victorian villas, built from around 1860 onwards.

The proposals call for the complete demolition of all the buildings on the site, with them being replaced by two apartment blocks, comprising a total of 28 units, 12 units in one building, and 16 in the other. All units will have 2 bedrooms. In addition, the former care home play area to the rear will house 4 mews houses. Initial proposals focused on replicating the apartment block immediately adjacent to the site, which is a much more recent build, but closely styles itself on the historic Victorian villas nearby. Pre-application feedback given to the applicant requested that a more modern interpretation of the Victorian villa style be pursued, and that is what the new proposals represent. That said, they have still taken several cues from the Victorian villas, including bay windows, pitched roofs, and smaller windows higher up the building. The two apartment blocks will match the typical height of the nearby villas, and will fully respect the building line along the rest of the street. The applicant is listed as a Mr Andrew Marsh, and architect is MDG - Mersey Design Group.

Planning Application
Application Number - 17F/0349
Site Address - Moredale Childrens Home 18 Livingston Drive Liverpool L17 4LR
Proposal - To erect 2 apartments blocks comprising 28no apartments and erect 4no mews houses following demolition of vacant childrens home with associated parking and landscaping
Applicant - Mr Andrew Marsh
From here - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/P...ins/Liverpool_WIP/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING

The planning application was submitted on 5th March 2017, and was granted full planning permission on 15th December 2017. A non-material amendment application is currently going through the planning system to make minor changes to one of the parking areas, and the bin stores.

The Site
- Original image from Google Maps. Copyright to Google.
https://flic.kr/p/27UrDjC

The Buildings
https://flic.kr/p/27YRBm6

Renders
- Copyright to the copyright holder
https://flic.kr/p/27UrDDf

https://flic.kr/p/Jk2aPV

Progress
- By 7th June 2018, it appears this one is getting started, as several large skips are now outside the site, and work to strip out the building ahead of demolition is underway.
https://flic.kr/p/27YRBdR

https://flic.kr/p/26Bn1aZ
 

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No photos as I'd have to stand right up against the fence, and I'd be all a bit conspicuous in such a quiet area, but just to note, they aren't messing around with this one. To the right of the site, various markers for the foundations cover the site. Meanwhile, on the left hand side of the site, trenches have already been dug, and concrete has already been poured for the foundations. It's nice to see a development move quickly from demolition and site clearance, straight into construction, with none of the faff we've come to expect elsewhere.
 

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Apparently this is being delivered by South Liverpool Homes, and is going by the name '18 Livingston'.

It would also appear the plans have been altered. The four mews houses to the rear appear to have be eliminated from the plans. Meanwhile the two apartment blocks will now house 22 apartments, down from the original 28. The space from these missing six apartments appears to have been used to make some of the apartments three bedroom, a change from the original plans where all the apartments would have been two bedroom .

Finally the design of the two buildings has been altered, as can be seen at the development's new website - https://www.18livingston.co.uk
 

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