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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

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.
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.
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- 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 -
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Smith Street elevation -
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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 had 2 SJJ contract signs on its hoardings when we drove past it before. Had a look on the website but nothings on there as of yet. I hope its a start because I really hate that plot of land being a fly tip
If I didn't know better, I would swear it was another Peel development site! 馃ぃ馃槼馃ズ
Sorry to bump this without news but this is the disgusting state the site is in.
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On the whole Westminster Road is on the up, the new houses on the Easby estate are of good quality and surrounded by new developments such as decent flats and other piecemeal homes albeit very small but it's nice to see the area being repopulated.

The downside is still the top end where flats and business occupy the rows of semi derelict shops, it still looks grotty and there's a burnt out pub opposite what used to be the Old Bill which is an absolute blight.
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the pheonix is a great addition of a refurb that thankfully didn't go the cunard way . Football is really a multi billion pound worldwide industry now , the areas around modern day stadiums should really benefit from it and the grounds should not be seen anymore as a negative for areas and should be invested in . They don't have to lose their identity
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Fast growth homes they have the site next to Riverside station鈥hat鈥檚 abandoned as well.
Fast Growth are basically part of the local cowboy group in reality but keep themselves just above the criminal scrutiny for inept LCC to still deal with them .
Local councillors who love a good objection hang your heads in shame for not demanding that eyesore site be developed , suppose I'm going to get the usual councillors have no powers to act .
Don't know why they bother to exist with the excuses people provide them with the so called lack of powers to demand some action
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