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Fast Growth Homes Development | Kirkdale Road/Smith Street | 177 Apartments/Commercial Unit | 5-6 Storeys

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This thread is for the development of a plot of land, bounded by Kirkdale Road, Smith Street, and Whittle Street on the border between Kirkdale and Everton. The land is currently used as informal green space, which has been in place since the former housing on the site was demolished in the 1980s. In essence therefore, this is a brownfield site. The original plans called for a seven storey building, but the HRC needs to have their fun, so the current plans call for a part 5/part 6 storey building formed of two wings addressing Kirkdale Road and Smith Street, comprising 177 apartments. The commercial unit will sit on the corner of Whittle Street and Kirkdale Road, while the space between the two wings will be used for car parking, accessed off Whittle Street. The developer is Fast Growth Homes Limited, and the architect is FCH (natch).

Planning Application

Application Number - 18F/0417
Site Address - Land bounded by Whittle Street to the north, Smith Street to the west and Kirkdale Road to the east Liverpool
Proposal - To demolish existing building and erect mixed use part 6/part 5 storey building creating 177 residential apartments, commercial (Use Classes A1, A2, A3 and B1) residents gym, lounge and parking.
Applicant - Fast Growth Homes Limited
From here - http://northgate.liverpool.gov.uk/P...tion Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=&DAURI=PLANNING

Site Location
- The site is shown in yellow. The red site is an unrelated application that encountered difficulty last year, which is why there is a need for us to get behind this one.
https://flic.kr/p/23jke5W
Original image from Google Maps. Copyright to Google.

Massing and Form
- These images come from the pre-application submission. They therefore show the building with seven storeys, not the six proposed, however they show the building's form better than other images included in the documents, so just imagine it with one less storey.
https://flic.kr/p/24xrTzw
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https://flic.kr/p/23wxZuS
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https://flic.kr/p/23wxZyj
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Elevations
- The predominant material is red brick, with grey brick soldier courses forming banding across the building. The uppermost floor is clad in bronze panels, with a glass balustrade along the edge. The circular corner feature is clad with vertical metal fins.

Kirkdale Road elevation -
https://flic.kr/p/24xrTpS
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Smith Street elevation -
https://flic.kr/p/23wxZmW
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The period for the acceptance of comments is not open yet, but I'll bump the thread when it is, so we can send some submissions of support, as all told, it's not a bad development at all.
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This is how Greatie should have looked - on both sides of the road (where possible) - with a few talls to break up the streetscape.

Plus something like the Chiswick Business Park on the nearby land surrounded by the entrance to the tunnel





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