McLaren secures planning for Liverpool’s Myrtle Street PBSA

Mclaren's plans are set to regenerate a sensitive site on Myrtle Street between the local conservation area and knowledge district.

The Myrtle Street PBSA development in Liverpool - McLaren Property | PBSA News
The Myrtle Street PBSA development in Liverpool.

Following a planning application submitted in June 2023, developer McLaren Property has been granted a resolution to approve planning permission by Liverpool City Council for a purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme on Myrtle Street.

The scheme will deliver 242 student beds with almost a third as studios and the rest will comprise four, five and six-bedroom clusters around common rooms. Alongside essential shared facilities such as a laundry, residents will have access to a social lounge, study hub and cinema, alongside the option to book out guest rooms.

Neighbouring the University of Liverpool campus, the site has good transport links and residents will also benefit from storage space for 81 bicycles.

“We’ve worked closely with Liverpool City Council to deliver a scheme that is sensitively designed and one which respects neighbouring heritage. We are excited to get started and regenerate this site and bring forward a vibrant student hub on the edge of Liverpool’s knowledge district.”

Tom Gilman, Regional Managing Director, McLaren Property

Designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, the PBSA scheme includes Art Deco references and was refined through discussions with the city council’s planning, urban design and conservation officers. The result is a high-quality building sympathetic to a prominent location marking the gateway between the city centre, the university, and the Canning Street Conservation Area. 

The Myrtle Street scheme is designed to support the health and wellbeing of residents. McLaren Property is also targeting BREEAM Excellent through a highly efficient building envelope and services.