NC Architecture’s multiple-housing scheme for Victoria House in Liverpool, has gone out to Tender this month.
Victoria House is an eight-storey flat roofed 1960s office building located on James Street in the primarily commercial district of Liverpool City Centre. The character of the area is a mix of historic buildings and streetscapes, interspersed with modern interventions, large modern developments and urban design.
As prominent North West based architects, NC Architecture was appointed to design an extension, renovation and conversion of the office building into residential apartments, with communal leisure spaces.
• Modernise the appearance of the building to reflect the characteristic high-quality modern architecture which surrounds the site.
• Create a building of high quality to make a positive contribution to this area of the City.
• Augment the rooftop with a two storey extension, marginally set back from the perimeter of the existing building, to promote a level of quality.
• Maximise views of the surrounding area, whilst being sensitive to the impact on the street scene.
• Create high quality apartments, with use of communal internal and external spaces.
Under permitted development, 78 studio apartments will be formed within the existing building. Aiming to enhance these works, we successfully obtained Planning Permission to: extend at first floor level within an existing under croft, to form two new studio apartment units and a shared laundry; build a two storey rooftop extension to create a further 24 new apartments; create a shared lounge and gym to the rear of the building at first floor level for the residence; construct an external terrace at first floor level to the rear of the building, creating a shared landscaped garden on the courtyard mezzanine area and clad the existing buildings principal and rear façade and replace windows.
NC Architecture looks forward to receiving all the Tender returns and moving the project forward.