City and Liberty
This site holds much greater potential as a new-build opportunity, and therefore it is proposed to demolish the existing building down to ground floor slab. The existing basement and substructure will be retained to provide car parking and space for plant, while reducing construction time, disruption, and environmental impact.
Two new nine storey private residential buildings are proposed which are to share a central entrance and will provide 122 apartments. A third eight-storey building at the West of the site will provide 38 affordable homes. The existing service road at the rear of the site is to be covered with a deck, and landscaped to provide communal gardens for all residents. A total of 6 retail units will create active frontages at ground floor. The total 160 apartments will make a significant contribution towards WCC housing delivery and to a mixed and sustainable community locally.
Shortlisted for WAN Awards 2014, International Design & Architecture Awards 2015